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Chateau de Loches, Loches

(4.4/5 based on 550+ 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 visit was very interesting. But must climb and much marcher.a make a cloudy day, or even in the rain. But the views are very nice. The buildings and parks make us travel in another time.
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  • Nice tour, the Castle and the keep contain many pieces, dungeons and underground, which change and motivate children and adolescents who imagine the lives of the prisoners. Issue guide for city but there is confusion in the Dungeon because it is still unclear where you are, we get lost between the rooms. However the time was nice. The gardens must be very nice in the spring and summer.
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  • Really a great discovery, especially by the first Dungeon saw enough in ruins, but ultimately it is a lot of things and parts to discover (finally a place where it shows us part of the building). It is easy to imagine life in this place, it is clear and precise explanations throughout the visit what to delighted children (3 to 6 years). At the level of the House we have a little less hanging, but that was all pretty is nice just like the rest of the city as well as walls.
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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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