The origin of the name: « Morlu »

Morlu, this unusual name would have a Gallo-Roman origin. Indeed Morlu could come from « Molhu » itself originating from the Latin era and based on « Lu or Lhu » meaning « forest or on the edge of the forest » and Molli meaning « loosen ». Is it wetlands on the edge of the forest, the presence of small natural ponds? Still, Morlu is very close to a Gallo-Roman road (passing to the castle of Gué-Péan – 4km), and is surrounded by woods and ponds. The Etang de Morlu is a natural site where you can observe many migratory birds.

The sedentary habitat on the site of Morlu is more marked in the Middle Ages. Indeed, in the 13th century, a chapel erected at lower Morlu was ceded to the Benedictine monks. At the end of the 15th century, the Bishop of Orléans sold it to Richard du Mont; the building was then transformed into a mansion.

During the Revolution, the stone walls erected by the monks were destroyed to form the bases of the farms which would form the hamlets of Morlu. Often grouped together by 3 or 4, these farms share a well and a bread oven housed in a small building called « Boulangerie ». This organization is still very visible today.

Oriented towards polyculture, the farms of Morlu grew room by room, barn by barn according to the vagaries of life in the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.

Les prés du petit Morlu farm was transformed in this way until the 1960s and 60 years later it is changing again to welcome you in accommodation that wishes to keep a trace of its centuries-old history