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Chateau de Loches, Loches

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Castle Landmark
Constructed in the 11th century, Chateau de Loches is visible today as ruins only. The building is exemplary of military architecture of the Norman period. Built 500 m (1,600 ft) above the Indre River, the huge castle is famous for its massive square keep. Come to view the interesting layout with each floor consisting of a single room surrounded by stone walls measuring 23.3 by 15.4 sq m (76 x 51 sq ft) with walls 2.8 m (9 ft 2 in) thick. Plan to see Chateau de Loches and other attractions that appeal to you using our Loches vacation route planner.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Good choice of restaurants, shops, walking paths, and a wonderful weekly market. Loire Valley attractions are numerous and with an easy drive time.  more »
  • Loche is a perfect example of a strong castle, as impressive from outside or inside. Strolling around the old city and its narrow streets is very pleasant. The old city main gate is still standing. Du...  more »
  • There are some great restaurant and bars . Small compact city lots of ancient buildings .great for visiting chateau of Loire valley  more »
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  • Fantastic castle, with lots of interesting history. The cells decorated by inmates are particularly good. Unfortunately the royal lodge had Christmas decorations out, which seemed to replace some of the usual displays.
  • Wonderfully preserved royal castle that served as royal prison in the 17th century.
  • That scenery is just amazing. One of the many beautiful places in that area of France.
  • Nice castle, old donjon was used as residence by France Royal family
  • Beautiful castle and magnificent old town