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Chateau de Loches, Loches

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Very nice place in the center town of Loches. Tour of this place is very well explained, the Royal city includes a Museum, exhibition of paintings, a magnificent Abbey, a Dungeon that can be visited for a fee, a beautiful garden overlooking the city of Loches and adjacent a restaurant called the presbytery (9th/flat 16th/dessert 6th entry). There is also a café where we can also restore (mainly French). Access to those above is possible by car but worth the charm of pacing the streets on foot. The car parks are free, it is an asset to this city. Loches is a beautiful, well-maintained place where it is certainly good to live.
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  • After we be parked at the foot of the ramparts, mail of the pottery, we entered the Citadel by the imposing Royal door. We started the tour by the Lansyer Museum, where we made discoveries: an exhibition of Courbet, his pupil Lansyer, his house and his garden. Then it was the collegiate church saint bear, remarkable Romanesque church: Admirable portal, well that degraded, with its medieval bestiary, the tomb of Agnès Sorel, alabaster and marble and views of the Garden St. Louis the amazing pyramids of the roof. Then we were see the impressive Dungeon, with its dungeons and decorations of some, the inner garden and the magnificent view from the top. And amount we discover traces of a Castle - Palace, its chimneys, and its Chapel. .. Finally we visit the royal house with its small park, its medieval buildings (to notice the Oratory of Anne of Brittany and the Tower of Agnès Sorel) currently inside an exhibition on the Knights that much seems to interest children. So a dive in history, medieval mainly, everyone can find what passion, you see 
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  • Current exhibition on the theme of the Knights, with (rebus) games for kids... In the second room, Knights and a horse in combat... beauty... dress other rooms much less interest the views of the city, the Valley, St Ours... for me are the highlight of the scene
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  • 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.
  • How much is the visit? Is it possible to film and take pictures inside?
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  • Very nice visit
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