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Two hours and a half from Paris, at the crossroads of three regions – the Maine, Touraine and Anjou – Le Lude is one of the Châteaux of the Loire Valley, the dwellings of French kings and local wonders.

Address :
BP35 Château
72800 LE LUDE


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Presentation of: CHATEAU DU LUDE

In the Renaissance period, the old medieval fortress was turned into a comfortable residence by Louis XI’s chamberlain, Jean de Daillon, and each generation contributed to its stunning beauty as the centuries passed. Nowadays, the Château of Le Lude displays 6 centuries of French architecture.
The Château of Le Lude is listed “Monument Historique” and its gardens have the “jardin remarquable” label given by the Department of Culture.

As a stately home, there has always been a family residing here, which explains why visitors will discover not only a large monumental château, but also a friendly one, still alive today. This creates an atmosphere that is unusual in lots of Châteaux of the Loire Valley. What’s more, cultural events take place each year and contribute to its fame.
50 years ago, the château first opened its doors to the public, regularly restoring and adding in prestigious rooms in the Château for the visitors.

Adult: 8.50€
Child (7 - 15yrs): 4.00€

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Opening times
from 19/10/2020 to 01/11/2020
Sunday from 14:00 to 17:30
Monday from 14:00 to 17:30
Tuesday from 14:00 to 17:30
Wednesday from 14:00 to 17:30
Thursday from 14:00 to 17:30
Friday from 14:00 to 17:30
Saturday from 14:00 to 17:30
Opening days: ouvert tous les jours, uniquement l'après-midi
Site theme
Site category
Registered and listed sites
Architectural style of the site
19th century
Theme of the park and garden
Full adult price starting from 9.00€ (Tarif unique visite du Château et Jardins)
Children's price starting from 4.50€
Payment methods
Credit card
Cheques and postal orders
Holiday vouchers
Free tours (individuelles): Yes
Guided tours on request (individuelles): Yes
Guided tours (individuelles): Yes
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Free tours (groupes): Yes
Guided tours on request (groupes): Yes
Guided tours (groupes): Yes
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Visit languages
Visit: French, English
Billboards: German, English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Access map, location
Road (national / local): 0 Km
Motorway: 22 Km
Airport / aerodrome: 60 Km
SNCF train station: 45 Km
Bus station: 22 Km
Spoken language
Bar cafeteria tea room
Games area
Further information
Groups accepted starting from 15 persons
Pets allowed (au jardin, en laisse)
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