Chateau du Lude, Le Lude

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#4 of 7 in Historic Sites in Sarthe
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. See Chateau du Lude and all Le Lude has to offer by arranging your trip with our Le Lude vacation generator.
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  • August 17, 2017
    This castle is very interesting the fact that one feels the food when we visit the dining room in the castle is still inhabited. a flat when hospitality where the teller to say hello and goodbye. the grounds are beautiful
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  • August 16, 2017
    Visit of a private castle which opens its doors... and makes with its means and not with our taxes... nice guide who does his best despite his accent. We had a nice time. The costumed xvIII are remarkable. Very nice library. I thought I could discover the cinéscénie my son that I had adorere at his age... Unfortunately staff poached by the puy du fou... the show no longer exists!
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  • August 16, 2017
    very nice Castle in outside however it is a pity that we don't visit more of the Castle. I remember a time where a sound and light was organized. It's too bad that it no longer exists... poor quality/price ratio.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Spend some time in the garden and try to find the salon de thé brocante few meters away in the city
  • August 10, 2016
    If you are pushed for time, stop for a drink on the Terrace which has a great view of the Château.
  • August 24, 2017
    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.
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  • July 24, 2017
    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!
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  • September 3, 2017
    We arrived on time for lunch so we could only visit the Park which is very nice.
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