European heritage days 2023

16th & 17th SEPTEMBER 2023


Located at the crossroads of three ancient French provinces, the Maine, the Anjou and the Touraine, the Château du Lude is one of the major part of the heritage of this region.

The old medieval fortress transformed into a comfortable house. The facades of the castle testify to 8 Centuries of French architecture, from the Italian Renaissance to the Troubadour style of the 19th century, passing by the Franch classissism of the 18th Century.


Discover the every day life of a great house on 5 levels.

On the ground flour, visit the ceremonial rooms – the library, the Renaissance Gallery, the siting rooms – and a unique room typical of the Italian Renaissance, the Studiolo. This little cabinet is entirely decorated with paintings by the school of Raphael.

In theNorth tower, the rooms recently restaured and open to public (between 2020 and 2022) immerse the visitors at the heart of the Belle Epoque, withe the hunting room, the appartment of the guests, the staff quarters and the chapel.


An event for the all family

During the afternoon, in the medieval kitchen, the wooden stove dated back to the 19th Century are turned on to make jams with the season fruits: rhubarb, raspberries, figs, plums. Once cooked, taste them on delicious creps and bring some jars back to home.


Have a walk in the park and visit the kitchen garden

Lovers of gardens enjoy the various atmospheres of the park. The leaves slowlycovers with their autumnal colours and the last bloomings appear in the spring garden. In the rose garden, the roses still perfum the air.
Those special days are above all the occasion to visit the kitchen garden, especially open to public.


The informations:

Hours :

  • Gardens and shop : 10am to 6.30pm
  • House (self-guided tour with documentation in English): 10am-1pm / 2pm-6pm
  • event in the old kitchen: 1pm-6pm

Prices : Unique price House+Gardens: adult 12€ / -18 years old free

Other informations:

  • House and gardens reachable for disabled persons (except North tower, medieval kitchen and granary)
  • On leach dogs are allowed in the park.
  • Strollers forbiden inside the house
  • Pictures are forbiden inside the house.

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