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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.
Chateau de Loches reviews
We just enjoyed a relaxed stroll though the old town soaking up the atmosphere and admiring the views. we did not go in to any of the main castle buildings, this seems to be a 5 star experience for..... more
We just enjoyed a relaxed stroll though the old town soaking up the atmosphere and admiring the views. we did not go in to any of the main castle buildings, this seems to be a 5 star experience for..... more »
Really interesting history and well planned out in a beautiful small town.Well marked streets for easy navigation. Plenty of shops and restaurants but many closed on Sunday and Monday.
Really interesting history and well planned out in a beautiful small town.Well marked streets for easy navigation. Plenty of shops and restaurants but many closed on Sunday and Monday. more »
This castle is absolutely worth a visit. Grab a tablet at the entrance to get some extra information on the rooms and locations. It wil give a nice twist to your visit, including a treasure hunt for childeren. Great view over Loches from the tower. Mind your step though! Some of the old staircases are very narrow. Fair price which also includes acces to the kings lodges up ahead.
Beautiful castle complex. You have to pay 1 ticket to be able to enter both the Donjon Fortress and the Logis Royal Castle, other than that you can roam around for free around the medieval styled city and garden. The ticket is definitely worth to pay, while exploring the Donjon Fortress they'll give you a tablet called Histopad intstalled with a very interactive application to help you explore the fortress, with Histopad your experience feels like a treasure hunt (good for kids and adventurous people!) Prepare to take a lot of staircases and to walk a lot.
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