Tourism in Loire Valley
At 35 min. away from Le Mans 24 Hours Circuit
Le Lude is located in the beautiful Loire Valley
Château of Loire Valley
Why go to the châteaux of the Loire ? Well, obviously, they're majestic monuments, an ensemble unlike any other on the planet. With more than 3.3 million visitors per year, the group of 42 chateaux that make up the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Loire Valley is one of the most popular tourist destinations in France outside Paris itself.
Loir Valley by bikes
You can discover Loir Valley by bikes : you can rent some bikes in the campsite of Le Lude and go to La Flèche through the "voie verte". Stop to Luché-Pringé to discover a nice city called "Petite Cité de Caractère"
Le Lude Castle
Built from the 10th century onwards on the banks of the Loir, Le Lude Castle is now owned by the Count and Countess of Nicolaÿ. It is a remarkable reminder of the evolution of French architecture. The inside of the castle is richly decorated...
The house is surrounded by superb gardens, an ideal place to take a walk or enjoy a moment's reverie. Events for your diary: the Gardeners' Festival in the first weekend of June, and the Kitchen and Gourmet Garden Days in July and August.
Gareth Huw Davies discovers one of France’s too-long-overlooked old cities. His must-do list includes a mighty chunk of Roman wall, a thrilling night-time light show, the tomb of Richard the Lionheart’s queen and a very special tea room. And could we mention a certain 24-hour car race ?
Wines of Loir Valley
Jasnières, Coteaux du Loir or Coteaux du Vendômois wines... A lot of typical wines to discover
Puy du Fou : theme park
At 1h45 away. When you’ve watched a Viking ship rise from beneath the water, seen a castle go down in flames and had birds of prey whizz by inches from your head and it’s not even lunchtime, you know you’re somewhere a little different.
Puy du Fou, is not a traditional theme park in that there are no roller coasters or rides. Instead the park is given over to historical shows and reconstructions.
Labeled city of art and history, the town of Angers is full of architectural treasures : there are castles, ramparts and timbered houses. The historic center is animated by an intense cultural life, proposers many museums and festivals. Anjou tradition also offers a variety of gourmet flavors that accompany the wines of Anjou known for their shimmering gowns, their delicate aromas of red fruits or their fruity and floral notes…
Lake of La Monnerie
In La Flèche, this lake (160 acres) is a pleasant place for leisure offering a beach with supervised bathing, a fitness course and natural protected areas. Located at 20 minutes away from the campsite of le Lude.
Bercé National Forest
Some thirty kilometres south-east of Le Mans, bordering the village of Jupilles, Bercé National Forest is one of the most beautiful forests in France. It covers 5,400 hectares and is made up of 3,000 hectares of oaks and 2,400 hectares of conifers.
Famous for the quality of its oak trees, this verdant territory boasts some remarkable specimens, which can reach a height of fifty metres !