Chateau de Loches, Loches

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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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  • August 17, 2017
    Loche liked us very well. A very charming old town and not as crowded as other places / castles in the Loire Valley. The tour of the castle / the donjons was interesting for the children. There was always the opportunity to take small breaks for children.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Visit to do absolutely not suited to people with motor difficulties very beautiful view on the town of loches and its surroundings
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  • August 17, 2017
    Friendly and nice medieval city. A restaurant recommended: wreath d gold. Small town or l can walk quietly
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  • September 5, 2017
    Unbelievable architecture. Fantastic place to visit. Loved the gardens.
  • August 6, 2017
    A beautiful place in a wonderful town. Visit on market day and browse all the stalls too.
  • December 20, 2016
    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.
  • July 27, 2017
    Very nice old royal castle
  • April 24, 2017
    Wonderfully preserved royal castle that served as royal prison in the 17th century.

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