Our nearest village is Broc, approximately 4 kms away – it has a small, typically French, basic village shop with a bread station, a church and the Mairie.


We are only 8 kilometres from Le Lude where you will find several supermarkets and food shops, banks and a Post Office. There is a market every Thursday morning. The town offers a variety of eateries from a creperie, a pizza house, traditional French restaurants to gourmet eating and there is even an English “café” serving delicious home-made cakes amongst other things - so something for everyone. And, of course, Le Lude has its own chateau.
 



Le Mans racingLe Mans racingOur location is ideally suited for sight-seeing and a radius of up to an hour's drive takes you to numerous places of interest and entertainment.

The Loire valley, being a world heritage site, will keep you occupied every day, with so much to see and do. Chateaux (Le Lude’s own, Villandry with its famous gardens, Usse known as the Sleeping Beauty chateau, Saumur, Bauge, Chambord and even Chateau du Clos Luce which was Leonardo da Vinci’s last residence with models etc, to name but a few), cathedrals, churches, vineyards and wine tasting (the lovely towns of Saumur, Angers and Chinon are all part of the Loire Valley vineyards famous for the gorgeous wines that they produce) and troglodyte caves. Tours (with its airport) and Le Mans (which is without doubt the Mecca of motor racing) both have beautiful old towns.

 

For energetic entertainment there is an indoor and outdoor swimming pool in Le Lude (don’t forget chaps – no shorts-style trunks allowed) and there are 3 man-made beaches in the area (made on the edge of lakes which are also used for water sports and fishing – all very safe) in the area, one being at La Fleche which is 20kms away.


For golfers there are lots of courses in the area – Bauge and Chateau des Sept Tours at Chateau la Valliere to name but two.


There is horse-riding (just round the corner from the house), pony/donkey trekking, cycle riding (cycle hire in Le Lude and other towns), canoeing, forest walking and a little more sedate….bird watching!

 

 

Biking amongst the sunflower fieldsBiking amongst the sunflower fields Man-made beach at La FlecheMan-made beach at La Fleche Canoeing at Le LudeCanoeing at Le Lude


There are plenty of brochures in the houses, but you can also visit the Tourist Office in Le Lude for more information and brochures.

So you can either relax at La Cerisaie or use it as a central base for exploring the area.