Château de Villaines

Heritage Site, 17th-century, just 15 km. from Le Mans near the village of Louplande.

Opening Times from 1st of June to 31st of July and from 1st to 30th of September

From Tuesday to Saturday inclusive
From 10 to 12 am and from 2 to 6 pm

Only on appointment for 10 people and more

Entry fee: 5€ –
Free entry for under 18s.

“Rendez-vous aux Jardins”

Friday the 31 of May, Saturday the 1st and  Sunday the 2nd of June
From 10 to 12 am and from 2 to 6 pm

Same entry fee

Visit of the Gardens only

Journées du Patrimoine (French National Heritage days)

Saturday the 21th and Sunday the 22th of September
From 10 to 12 am and from 2 to 6 pm

Same entry fee

Visit of the Gardens and of a part of the Castle’s ground floor


Villaines : secrets d’un château du Maine (Villaines: secrets of a Maine castle)

Not far from Le Mans, Villaines is part of the long history of Maine manors and castles. It is this castle with high slate roofs that Fabrice Moireau shows us. In total immersion, the watercolourist gives us a complete and intimate vision of the place. Facades, roofs, bedrooms and living rooms, library, kitchen, cellars and moats, dovecote and barn, nothing escaped the eye of this enthusiast of ancient architecture. Completing his report, Fabrice Moireau put on the gardener’s boots and sketched from all angles, over the seasons, these marvels of domesticated nature. Stanislas Dupleix, a young writer, conducted the investigation in parallel. With his lively and documented pen, he brings to light and details the thousand and one secrets of the estate, the castle and the gardens. It narrates like a romantic story, which accompanies the watercolors as closely as possible, the ups and downs, the anecdotes, the little mysteries that only the succession of centuries allows.

The Castle
The Gardens

Château de Villaines

Route de Sablé
72210 Louplande

Tél. +33 (0)6 08 73 15 85

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