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Chateau de Loches, Loches

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Castle Historic Site
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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  • So much to see ranging from 11th century castle thru 14th century citadel to the modern town. Great preservation of monuments and easy access. Much historical content including the liasions of King Ch...  more »
  • Still a beautiful family visit all in a fun way. .. beautiful historic centre and well maintained monument
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  • We learn different aspects of the average medieval period on a tone of comedy while learning many thing on this little-known period in the general public. Some thrill during the visit of the Dungeon, which reveals the life of prisoner of this era.
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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.
  • Well worth a visit.
  • 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

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