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Chateau de Loches, Loches
(4.4/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The less than mediocre Jean-Michel t notice should not deter real history buffs to visit the fortress of Loches: so, one of the dungeons of the most remarkable in France and Europe built by one of the most powerful of the kingdoms of Hugues Capet and Robert the pious, Foulques Nerra, would be absolute poverty... It's crying! I come to Loches at least once a year to discover this place and every time I feel the same emotion. When we don't understand anything in the history and in the middle ages we just give advice on hotels or restaurants...
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  • Small city charming and pleasant to walk. An unusual architecture and a nice market on Saturday mornings. However visits are very expensive for the little attractions that represent this. Example of the Dungeon at 8.50 euros for absolute poverty of the place
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  • Visit the Dungeon is nice, I appreciate the visit of the House fast enough has do, I find the rate enough home for what there is to visit and time of the visit, but the city worth a visit.
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  • 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
  • Nice castle, a bit too touristic
  • Impressive donjon. Too bad it is so poorly preserved.
  • Really to visit. The Dungeon is extraordinary. A lot of steps to climb but the game worth the candle. My children we loved (4-7 years)
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