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. For Chateau de Loches and beyond, use our Loches trip planner to get the most from your Loches vacation.
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  • To see for the medieval dungeon (very well preserved) and the royal palace. The gardens are pretty and the different views are worth a look. Beautiful discovery
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  • Visit too fast unfortunately for lack of time. Very nice walk. I think I'll come back for a much more in-depth visit. Too bad that in mid-October few restaurants in the old town are open on a Sunday !!!!!
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  • Lovely town and fascinating castle with super virtual reality pads which reveal what areas of the castle were like back in the day. The castle grounds have beautiful plants and lots of seating.
  • The Chateau is fabulous but the Fortress is not for the faint hearted.
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