Welcome to the Chateau du Grand-Lucé –
an 18th-century French national landmark in the Loire Valley.




Chateau du Grand-Lucé has a rich history dating back to the 18th century. It has survived wars and revolutions, hosted nobles, writers and philosophers, and has been the exquisite backdrop to diplomatic events, weddings and celebrations.

Designed by Mathieu de Bayeux for Jacques Pineau de Viennay, Baron de Lucé, Chateau du Grand-Lucé was built between 1760 and 1764 as a summer palace. The Chateau was spared during the Revolution and housed visitors including Voltaire, Rousseau and Diderot. During WWII, paintings from the Louvre were hidden in the Chateau, and, for a period, it was used as a hospital for wounded British soldiers.



Recently restored by award-winning designer Timothy Corrigan, the Chateau and its gardens are a national treasure.