Lavardin

A gothic bridge spans the Loir to get to this village that lies nestled at the foot of a fortified castle that withstood an attack by Richard the Lion Heart but was taken by Henri IV’s troops. Today, visitors can admire what is left of the walls and towers and the 26-metre-high keep. There is a mix of architectural styles and periods in the village, from cave dwellings to gothic and Renaissance houses.

+ d'infos : www.lavardin.net

Information : Montoire-sur-le-Loir Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)2 54 85 23 30 /
Mairie - Tel : +33 (0)2 54 85 07 74


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Must-sees and must-dos

  • The castle
  • Church of Saint Genest

Themes

  • Abbeys and churches : Church of Saint Genest
  • By the waterside : River Loir
  • Castles and ramparts : Fortified castle
  • Wine : Coteaux du Vendômois wines