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Royal City of Loches

5 Place Charles VII, 37600, Loches, France
+33 2 47 59 01 32
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A lovely city

Although we visited in mid June, we were surprised how non-congested the town was - we expected... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Beautiful old city

Good choice of restaurants, shops, walking paths, and a wonderful weekly market. Loire Valley... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Diego
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In the royal city, you can visit the dungeons and a royal lodge.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“medieval town” (12 reviews)
“loire valley” (15 reviews)
“agnes sorel” (11 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
5 Place Charles VII, 37600, Loches, France
+33 2 47 59 01 32
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although we visited in mid June, we were surprised how non-congested the town was - we expected hoards to visit this wonderful historic city (no doubt July and August would be manic). There is so much to see here, and a lot of history to...More

Thank OzRichie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good choice of restaurants, shops, walking paths, and a wonderful weekly market. Loire Valley attractions are numerous and with an easy drive time.

Thank SanDiegoSd2009
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Loche is a perfect example of a strong castle, as impressive from outside or inside. Strolling around the old city and its narrow streets is very pleasant. The old city main gate is still standing. Dungeon and round tower are impressive. The old houses and...More

Thank JohnPaul2010
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

There are some great restaurant and bars . Small compact city lots of ancient buildings .great for visiting chateau of Loire valley

Thank Val F
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Lovely place at the top of the medieval town of Loches. Great historical potential, but unfortunately poor -- and even sometimes utterly tasteless-- Xmas decorations and animations. What a pity!!

Thank frederique r
Reviewed 15 November 2016

What a great experience walking around the walled city of Loches. It's a bit of a hike to the top but worth taking the time and making the effort, the reward is the most spectacular views across the country. The river running through the town...More

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 16 October 2016

A most charming and beautiful preserved medieval city/town with all the modern amenities below the castle. Has a river and a great little bar by one of the old gatehouses next to the river. Train station for any rail travellers defenately worth a visit or...More

Thank BlackpoolRozzer
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We were camping near loches but it wasnt really on our list of places to visit. Popped in for a quick market shop and ended up staying all day !! Beautiful medieval town with stunning buildings and really interesting places to visit ( the keep,...More

1  Thank Steve H
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The Royal city of Loches which includes the lodgings occupied by Henry II and his son Richard the Lionheart during the 12th Century and the Donjon provide a good two to three hours (or longer if you have time) of sightseeing. There is quite a...More

1  Thank WWooB
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Loches is a chateau town about 40mins from Tours. The town is dominated by the chateau which has a great history and is well worth visiting. There is a good selection of restaurants but check opening times. The town is a good base from where...More

Thank Paul201960
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