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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. 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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  • This castle is remarkable. Architecturally, it mixes several styles of the Renaissance. The wing of the 18th century which overlooks the rose garden is surprising. We could not visit the Castle (more) but we were able to stroll in the gardens (with a pricey ticket). The village church is worth a visit. It is adjacent to the Castle.
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  • The guide was interesting and arouses the interest of the visitor with questions throughout the visit. On the other hand, the room was not visible, they showed us the brief visit studiolo is really too short and ultimately quite poor. Nice free walk in the gardens.
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  • A very beautiful castle with a tasting in the kitchens! Very nice time. too bad he didn't tour.
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  • If you are pushed for time, stop for a drink on the Terrace which has a great view of the Château.
  • It is astounishing place. You need time to see it all. The garden is big and you should have some time to stroll in it. Inside you see some marvelous rooms with rich décor. You get a very good tour. The visit of Château de Lude was worth. The garden is so great that more than an hour waiting on the next leadership, as in flight has passed. So time to bring and enjoy the Park, which is situated directly on the river. Inside, some rooms are so impressive, that's difficult for visitors to believe that a such large building still in private hands is and can be entertained.
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  • Very beautiful castle with a really nice tour and brings a real more. The visit lasts a little less than an hour. Gardens very nice sound and gives a very pleasant stroll, especially under the Sun.
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  • The visit is a bit short, but jam rhubarb/apricots of kitchens was succulent
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  • Beautiful setting. Visit and very nice
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