One of the small, undervalued châteaux which abound in Sologne which merits a detour. Built on the banks of the Cosson in a large English garden, the Château du Lude displays undeniable charm from the heights of its elegant 15th and 16th century red bricks.
- Listed or registered
- Listed or registered (CNMHS)
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Description of heritage
Descriptif du site et monument historique
You will have to content yourselves with the exterior of the château as that is all that is open to the public... The picture postcard is enchanting: a stately manor house reflected in the waters of the moats, with 15th and 16th century architecture, a drawbridge, postern and Renaissance courtyard, topped of by the green setting of an English park and small, enclosed garden. And when wasvit built? The Gallo-Roman era! The first structure was erected on pilotis beside the Orléans-Limoges roman road. The pilotis (which still exist to this day) subsequently served as foundations for a medieval construction, surrounded by moats and fortified in the shape of a pentagon.
- Maximum group size: 30
Individual guided tour at all times: no
Guided group tour on request: no
Individual guided tour on request: no
Individual free visit permanently: yes
Free group visit on request: yes
Educational visit: no
Average duration of the group visit: 00h30