Loches | Châteaux de La Loire


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Château de Loches Châteaux de la Loire – UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Encompassing the best and worst of France’s history, from the gracious smile of Agnès Sorel to the horrific cages of Louis XI, Loches is an imposing military fortress that can be explored from top to bottom. Visitors must not however forget to also see the fine medieval town itself, surrounded by ramparts, before heading off to discover the mills of the Indre.   – Michelin Travel : TheGreenGuide

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Loches castle hill, aerial view from South

Aerial view from the South toward the castle hill of Loches

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Loches dungeon, aerial view from West

Aerial view from the West towards the donjon

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The Porte Royale of the Château de Loches

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The Porte Royale

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Logis royal Loches 2

Logis Royal, eastern aspect, from the garden of the Château

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Floor plan of the castle of Loches

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