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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Chateau du Lude Reviews
Slightly disappointed with this Chateau, was expecting something much grander, and at the time of our visit, two of the public rooms were not open. (Music room and dining room)so it was quite a short ... more »
Le château est magnifique aussi bien à l'extérieur qu'à l'intérieur. On y trouve beaucoup de mobilier et la décoration est en parfait état. Une importante partie ne se visite pas car habitée par les p... more »The castle is beautiful both inside and outside. There are plenty of furniture and decoration is in perfect condition. An important part is visit not as inhabited by the owners and another is in restoration. This is a beautiful castle to visit. Gardens offer a nice ride to do as a couple or as a family (there are a few games for children).
Nous avons visité le jardin et le château à l'occasion des journées du patrimoine. Le prix est un peu élevé vu la durée de la visite du château (compter moins d'une heure), mais heureusement nous avon... more »We visited the garden and the castle during the heritage days. The price is a bit high given the length of the visit to the Castle (after less than an hour), but fortunately we were able to enjoy the garden, vegetable garden, carriages, and the workshop garage jams and pancakes. This is still a nice visit and a nice time spent at the Castle.
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.
Sublime Castle and gardens, must see. You may even cross the owners taking care of the beautiful garden, very far from the image you can make, to wrong, noble dedicated body and soul for hundreds of years to the conservation of this heritage jewel our treasure at all.
Beautiful castle. Beautiful garden. You can get a very parkoer walk and comes over different things. Just would like something more have wanted to see from the inside. Of the rest a fun getaway!
Magnificent Castle. The sounds and night lights in costumes held a few years ago on the topic of the history of France were fantastic for children and their imagination.
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