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Château de Launay
In the Loire Valley Region of France

Chateau de Launay

Launay Castle in France comfortably sleeps 16 people in the château and 2 in the guest house.

Enjoy the large swimming pool in the summer months.

Explore the many castles of the Loire Valley during your stay and return to the castle each night.

The swimming pool at the castle

The Chateau is in exquisite condition and is decorated with a combination of contemporary and period style furnishings. Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom.

See Accommodations at the Castle for full details and photos for rental by the week of this beautiful Château in France.

Do make your Reservation Request for the Château de Launay today.

The Loire Valley & Le Mans

The castle is situated on 36 acres of secluded property in Sarthe and is adjacent to Lombron, a charming village of 1,800 inhabitants, Castle front lawn near Le Mans France in the Valley of the Loire Region - la Région des pays de la Loire.

Read more about the Loire Valley Region which you can easily visit when staying at Launay Castle.

The Castle Grounds and Gardens

The property includes beautiful tree-lined paths, an orchard and a one and a half-acre pond.

The château is surrounded by a picturesque moat. A stone bridge crosses the moat and there is a pavilion, a pigeonnier and stables. Pastoral views of the moat and pond can be enjoyed from the very large tiled terrace.

The narrow peninsula between the moat and the pond is an especially pleasant place to relax. The pond teems with fish and hosts an interesting variety of waterfowl.

Allée des Tilleuls

The grounds also include well-manicured avenues and paths bordered by fragrant linden trees and an orchard composed of several different kinds of fruit trees.

Trails on the property traverse grazing fields and wooded areas and join other well-marked lanes and trails in the surrounding countryside. A professional gardener maintains the property.

Castle History

The Château de Launay is an historic 15th and 18th century castle, which has been thoroughly restored. Its renaissance architecture is typical of many châteaux of the Loire region.

The castle is also know as the Château de la Grande Maison.

The château de Launay is also the home of a romantic story that involved the Seigneur de Luce, Charles de Coesmes and Gabrielle d’Harcourt.

Their marriage in 1523 was initially disapproved by François 1er following the abduction of Gabrielle by Charles de Coesmes, who was aided by Pierre de Bernay, Seigneur de Launay.

The couple took refuge at the château de Launay and Old Chateau subsequent events are known in great detail including quotes from the angry mother trying to fetch her daughter at night.

But by 1527, because of services rendered by the seigneur and some say because of Gabrielle's remarkable beauty, the couple often joined the court of François 1er at Amboise and Chambord.

Later the chatellenie de Luce was changed into a barony.



Reservations for Launay Castle

Do make your Reservation Request for the Château de Launay today.

 

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Château de Launay
La Grande Maison
72450 Lombron
France

http://www.chateaudelaunay.com/

Contact: Marie-Laure MacKee
3500 East Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55804 – USA
Phone in USA: +1 218 724 6994
Fax in USA: +1 218 728 0483
Email: 6mckee@msn.com

The Château de Launay is listed with International Chapters.

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The Château de Launay is listed with Loyd & Townsend Rose.

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