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Chateau du Loir

Château-du-Loir is a village of Sarthe department, in Pays de la Loire region. The town, with 5,000 inhabitants, spreads over 16,000 hectares in the Vallee du Loir and is the economic centre of Southeast Sarthe.

 

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Access
By car, from Paris, take the A10 motorway towards Chartres/Le Mans, then A28 towards Tours, exit 26 towards Château du Loir.
Château du Loir has its own train station and can be reached within 3h from Paris, via Le Mans.
The closest airport is Tours-Val de Loire.

History

Due to its excellent location, Château du Loir attracted the attention of a lot of leaders such as Geoffroy le Bel or Philippe Auguste. The Kings of France and England fought over the area until 1789. The Hundred Years War did not spare the fortified town and the English ruined and sacked it. In the 16th century, Château du Loir was to become an economic centre again thanks to textile mills, tanneries and the manufacture of cloth. During the Revolution, Château du Loir lost more than 50% of

its people.

Activities

Château du Loir has a few monuments that are worth seeing such as:
L’église Saint Guingalois, whose Gothic chancel dates from the 13th-14th century, was built on a 9th century crypt. On the other hand, its stain glass windows are from the 19th century.
The only vestige of the castle is the part of a tower which, during the Revolution, was used as a prison.
“Le Musée Ferroviaire” exhibits a railway site from the 1950s as well as a restored swing bridge.

Food and Drink

Sarthoise gastronomy is most of all products from the farm with its duck filet, confits, rillettes, Loué chickens…
“Marmite Sarthoise”, a recipe created by an association from Sarthe, is a combination of local products: Loué chicken, rabbit, ham, mushrooms, cabbage and carrots as well as Jasnières, local white wine.
“Les Sablés saboliens” are round, golden and crunchy biscuits.


Restaurants

arrow2 AU VIEUX CASTEL, traditional cuisine, 3 rue de Verdun 72500 Château du Loir. Tel: 02.43.46.29.63

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Our team of sale advisers at Sextant Properties will be happy to help you to find a property in Sarthe. We have a large network of agents in Pays de la Loire. All of them are registered French estate agents and speak both French and English. Whatever kind of property you are looking for: farmhouse, longere, barn, gite, B&B, country house, mill, castle or chateau, we will do our best to find a property in Chateau du Loir matching your requirements. Do not hesitate to contact us to find out more about our selection of properties for sale in Chateau du Loir.

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