Château du Lude

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Babeth Étiève-Cartwright
by Anselm Pallas
published on 22 March 2024
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Château du Lude, Le Lude, France. One of the most northerly of the Loire châteaux, the site was already occupied in the Middle Ages as a strategic point on the borders of Maine, Anjou and Touraine. Occupied by the English during the Hundred Years' War (1337-1453), the castle became the property of Jean Daillon, chamberlain to Louis XI of France (r. 1461-1483). For two centuries, the Daillon family transformed the medieval castle into a luxurious residence. Remodelled at the end of the 18th century, Château du Lude offers a fascinating insight into four centuries of French architecture.

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