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Old Towns

Hikes & walks in Châteaudun

Old Towns - Hikes & walks in Châteaudun
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Follow the tour and discover the historic center of a city rich in centuries of history, home to no less than 58 listed and listed sites and monuments. Several architectural styles can be found in the upper town, overlooking the Loir, the medieval quarter offers Renaissance half-timbered houses or beautiful white stone facades, while the streets around the central square feature classical 18th-century buildings Resulting from the reconstruction of the city after the terrible fire of 1723. Remains of the old urban fortifications have been restored and are also visible along the escarpment of the rocky promontory.

You will encounter throughout your walk explanatory plaques at each stage of this circuit that will provide you with more detailed information.

Description sheet

DepartmentEure-et-Loir
Departure municipalityChâteaudun
Outing typeVillage visit
DifficultyEasy
Duration1h00
Recommended periodfrom january to december
Kilometres3 km
Altitude upon departure140m

Access

From the Tourist Office located opposite the square of the city center.

Itinerary

Departure from the Tourist Office towards the Promenade du Mail: panoramic view of the Loir.

Turn right and then left onto rue Jean Moulin to the monument aux morts. Go down the left of the Gue to the horses.

Cross the rue des Fouleries and take the bridge over the Loir, turn left into the alley. At the end of the road, turn left and right twice.

Cross several bridges and arrive at the water mill, at the foot of the rocky spur dominated by the castle.

2 km: cross the parking and climb the 200 steps. Upstairs, turn right into the alley of Les Ribaudes to arrive at the entrance of the castle which can be visited all year round.

Continue along the rue du château and admire the old houses that line Saint Lubin Street, the main main street of the city spared by a great fire in 1723.

2.5 km: Turn left into Rue des Huileries and admire a Renaissance house at the corner of Rue de la Cuirasserie. On the right, you can see the old Hôtel-Dieu of the 18th and 19th centuries, the former abbey of Madeleine today Court and school of nurses, the church of Madeleine built on the south end of the Rocky spur.

3 km: By taking the rue du Guichet then the rue du Maréchal Lyautey, you return to the square.

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