Launay Castle in France comfortably sleeps 14+2 people in the château and 2 in the guest house. Enjoy the large swimming pool, explore the many castles of the Loire Valley and return to the castle each night.
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.
There is a large heated swimming pool for the summer months.
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, 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.
Romantic History:: 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 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.
Château de Launay is located in the Pays de la Loire region, within easy walking distance to the quaint village of Lombron, which has its own general store, bakery, butcher and pharmacy.
Things to do in the area:: Saumur, Vouvray, Jasnieres and Coteaux du Loir are some of the region's specialties that can be tasted at many of the area's wine cellars. Château de Launay is ideally located for innumerable interesting day excursions.
Paris is a 2-hour drive by car or just 55 minutes on the TGV (high-speed train) from Le Mans.
Brittany and Normandy are both within easy reach of the castle.
You will be able to explore the many castles of the Loire Valley and return to the castle each night.
The Château de Launay is a short 20-minute drive from Le Mans.
For the automobile enthusiasts, a stay at the Château de Launay around the second weekend of June each year is a must to witness the 24 hours of Le Mans, the world's most celebrated motoring event.
The old town of Le Mans and its beautiful medieval historic quarter is one of the preferred medieval and renaissance locations.
It is also one of the most filmed in many French movies, including Cyrano de Bergerac which shows the old town extensively. Horseback riding for all levels of competency, including youngsters, is available within 2 kilometers at the outskirt of the village and some of the riding trails border the property of the chateau.
Exciting hot air balloon or helicopter rides above the Loire castles with photos shoots are departing nearby.