Chateau du Lude, Le Lude

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Chateau du Lude defended Anjou from the attacking Normans, and later from the English during the Hundred Years' War. But it wasn’t until the end of the 14th century that this château got the makeover that turned it into a perfect example of Italian Renaissance architecture abroad. Surrounding the grandeur of the castle, find serenity in the form of landscaped gardens. Inside, tour immaculately preserved and renovated rooms that recall the aristocratic lifestyle of another era. Gilded walls and Raphael-inspired murals will enchant you as you stroll through the different salons and vestibules. To visit Chateau du Lude and other attractions in Le Lude, use our Le Lude holiday planning site .
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  • Very pretty private castle. Very pretty garden. We came to develop jams in the wood of the Castle kitchen. Very good memory
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  • This castle is worth a visit: Yes because of its imposing dimensions, and also for its beautiful park and gardens. The area is classified historical monument and remarkable garden. This fortress in the 13th century has gradually, over the centuries, transformed into a magnificent Castle of Marina to live, all by preserving, on its facades, a period in its history:-of the middle ages, still imposing towers. -The Italian renaissance is coming to the South, facing the large terrace (1510-1525) the Lude is the only french Castle to have preserved from this period, medallions carved in high relief. -The French renaissance (17th century), when was it imposes the symmetry and the sobriety of the lines for the Court of honor by which we currently enters the Castle. The Interior offers few parts to visit. Beautiful things are to be discovered but the castle is inhabited by its owners, the interior photographs (even without flash) are not allowed. Too bad. What makes that there is not much to see inside. Need to catch up in admiring the facades of the Castle and also by visiting: - the kitchen - the attic grain - stables - horse-drawn carriages - and of course the big park and gardens both beautiful, well maintained, pleasant to stroll good walk the gu IDE paper that you find at the entrance will tell you much more but as for any great visit, the best is still to document before coming to understand the visit on cultural, historical, architectural, etc. So there's no regrets for "missing" an exceptional element of visit. VARIOUS useful information:-cost of entry for an adult: 8.50 euros - duration of the visit: 1 hour, or 2 hours if you want to stroll in the gardens - restoration on the spot: no - parking: outside the area, parking in the village
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  • Nice walk in the gardens of the castle of Lude. Access also to the stables to the granary. The rose garden must be beautiful in the spring because it was still very nice in October;
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  • Wonderful parc and Castle . Castle is inhabited which gives it a special atmosphere. Must do in the area
  • Beautiful and impressive chateau well worth a visit
  • Spend some time in the garden and try to find the salon de thé brocante few meters away in the city
  • If you are pushed for time, stop for a drink on the Terrace which has a great view of the Château.
  • The municipal police cite us while we visit the Castle and the shops that are open. Even with a plate on the dashboard. Now again. Bravo for a city that it dies. And I'm peddling him on the net bravo Congressman and former Mayor. You know my father. Of this salvation.
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