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Loches in the Loire Valley

View of the town of Loches


Loches at only 30 minutes from our rental house here in the Loire Valley, is very popular with our guests and is one of our favourite places here in the Southern Touraine area of Centre Val de Loire. It has much to offer as it is steeped in history due its royal patronage over the centuries.

keep and dungeon in Loches

The town we see today is built around the old citadel which includes the dungeon keep, the formal royal residence and a collegiate church.

skyline of Loches

Its chateau and dungeon are easily accessible and well worth a visit - at  only €8.00 joint ticket - learn of the Richard the Lionheart connection.

Loches restaurant   Loches restaurants in cobbled street

The town has a lot of bistros and restaurants. There is a good variety of  shops to found in the cobbled streets of the town.

 shops in loches

 cheese stall at Loches market          handbads at Loches market

vegetables at Loches market   flowers at Loches market

      Loches has very popular weekly markets on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.


river Indre at Loches

The river Indre runs through the town  separating the citadel from the town's lovely gardens which gives some great views back up to the chateau and church.

view of the chateau at Loches from gardens   bandstand in Loces gardens


The town is 'twinned' with Saint-Andrews in Scotland.



Information and photographs courtesy of experienceloire.com



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