Saint-Loup-Sur-Thouet, medieval city

Since 1974, Saint-Loup-Sur-Thouet has been merged with Lamairé to form the territorial entity Saint-Loup-Lamairé.

Saint-Loup-sur-Thouet, medieval city offers strolls in its peaceful and romantic alleys which shelter magnificent half-timbered houses from the 15th and 16th centuries, some of which belonged to illustrious people such as Voltaire's ancestors.

The Castle of Saint-Loup, one of the most beautiful in Poitou is its gardens, are classified as Historical Monuments.

Legend has it that Charles Perrault was inspired by it to write Le conte du Chat Botté.

The church of Notre-Dame de l'Assomption houses an imposing altarpiece and a remarkable Aubertin organ.

Also to be seen on the territory of Lamairé, the church of Saint-Léger, a Romanesque jewel.

The commune of Saint-Loup Lamairé can be proud to possess numerous crosses, about thirty, crossroads crosses or calvaries crosses hosannières of the cemeteries at the bend of its paths and roads...

There are so many of them around the village of St Loup that we could organize a hike called "the 12 crosses" over 5km and 2 hours, also by car, and this, while keeping the village bell tower as a landmark.

Many are also the wash houses, witnesses of a bygone era.

On occasion, take advantage of the famous Christmas market of Saint-Loup-sur-Thouet and its painting and sculpture festival at the end of June.


An audio guided tour is proposed to you to appreciate its rich history and to discover all the secrets of this village.

Information at the town hall, at the tourist office or at the tobacconist's.



Saint-Loup-Lamairé City Hall

1, place du docteur Bouchet,

79600 Saint-Loup-Lamairé

Tel: 05 49 64 82 45

Tel: 05 49 64 60 21



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