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Château du Loir

The town of Château du Loir has neither a chateau, nor is it on the River Loir, strictly speaking, so it is a town that occasions speculation as to exactly how it gained its name! (It is however, very close to the River Loir.) It is a very appealing, medium sized and well equipped town, situated in the very beautiful department of the Sarthe, in western France.

The sights and sounds of Château du Loir

Château du Loir has an interesting church, classified as a historical monument. The church is the Eglise Guingalois, and it has a 10th century crypt and an 18th century organ. The town itself is lively and attractive, with all amenities, and there are supermarkets, local shops, leisure activities, bars and restaurants.

Out and about

Château du Loir is well located for further exploration of the region, and the Loire valley is certainly worth exploring. Visit towns like La Flèche, with its excellent zoo, take a trip to the famous motor racing circuit of Le Mans, and generally enjoy travelling around this fabulous area with its rivers and chateaux. The city of Tours is great for a day in town, with excellent shopping and cultural facilities.

A wooded paradise

Close to the town you can find the beautiful Forest of Bercé, which offers possibilities for activities such as horse-riding, cycling and walking along the lovely shady trails within this 3,000 hectare site. Locally available too is golf, which will please those who never travel without their clubs, and many other sports and leisure activities can also be found in or close to Château du Loir.

How to get there

Tours is the nearest airport, and this offers flights from the UK with Ryanair. Angers is also within reach, which is served by Eastern Airways. Rail travel is also possible, with Eurostar taking you to Paris, and the TGV running into Tours. If you are driving you will find the town from the A11 or the A28.

Property prices and availability in and around Château du Loir

Property prices around Château du Loir tend to be neither at the top nor the bottom of the scale, when viewed in comparison with the country as a whole. The accessibility of the area is key to its success in the property market, and the town proves popular with tourists which means that rental values are usually good.

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Château du Loir AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Château du Loir?

Château du Loir is situated in the north-west of France. It lies in the south-east of the Sarthe department.

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IN THE REGION OF PAYS DE LA LOIRE

Pays de la Loire Guide

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IN THE DEPARTMENT OF SARTHE

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Population: 6,000


Access: By air: Fly to Tours or to Angers. By rail: Eurostar will get you to Paris, and the TGV will take you to Le Mans. By road: The town can be found from the A11 and the A28 auto routes.


Economy: The economy is varied and includes a number of commercial enterprises and small industries, including agriculture. Large industries based in the town include Aro, Harman Becker and Amada.


Interesting fact: The inhabitants of the town are known as Castéloriens.


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