Le Lude

19th century

Building located in an area listed "Historical Monument" in 1992 (The Lude Castle)

Pays de la Loire region


april 30th to May 11th 2018

  The Lude Castle is among the Loire Castles that are the most northwards. The site of the Lude has been occupied since the early Middle Ages. It is an important stronghold, probably created to defend the kingdom of France from the Normans after their first raids and then from the English during the Hundred Years War. In 1457 it becomes the residence of King Louis XI's chamberlain, Jean Daillon. During two centuries the Daillon family will transform little by little the medieval fortress into a pleasant residence. At the end of the XVIIIth century it is reorganized by the marquise of Vieuville and then by the marquis of Talhouët one century later. The Lude Castle is a great testimony of four centuries of French architecture ; it is listed "Historical Monument" in 1992.


The broodmare was built to raise stock mares. It is located in the castle's gardens and was built between 1854 and 1869. There is only one other exemple of this specific round shape in France which makes it a rare building. The global structure of the building is still present but the roof and framework have been torn down. 

Introduction to architectural survey

Cleaning off vegetation to clear the place

Recovery of all elements of ironwork

Introduction to architectural and photographical survey ; how to use this data and how to present it. 

This will serve as a preliminary study for a future permanent training worksite on this site.

Boarding in dormitories provided by the town

Le Petit Vaunaval, Route de Coulongé, 72800 Le Lude

SNCF Train station of Aubigné-Racan

a vehicle of the association will come and pick up the participants

Arrival times : 12 am or 6 pm as far as possible

Two architects, two activit leaders and one technician from the association

17 years old minimum 

You must enrol for the whole stay

140 € full boarding + 30 € annual subscription

01 43 35 15 51

5-7 rue Guilleminot, 75014 Paris

N° de Siret : 330 083 320 00029

Code APE : 9499Z

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