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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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Suitable for a relaxing walk

This is a typical ancient European town. It is not big, but not crowded with tourists. The place is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Yan C
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Hong Kong, China
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Fabulous....

..... hilly medieval town. Worth a detour!! Walk the streets and soak up the lovely shops... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
FLYINGBLUEDOG
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Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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In the royal city, you can visit the dungeons and a royal lodge.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“medieval town” (13 reviews)
“loire valley” (17 reviews)
“agnes sorel” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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5 Place Charles VII, 37600, Loches, France
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+33 2 47 59 01 32
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"medieval town"
in 13 reviews
"loire valley"
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"agnes sorel"
in 12 reviews
"saturday market"
in 4 reviews
"joan of arc"
in 10 reviews
"king charles"
in 4 reviews
"lovely shops"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 9 reviews
"century church"
in 2 reviews
"much quieter"
in 2 reviews
"weekly market"
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"lots of history"
in 4 reviews
"great place to visit"
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"narrow streets"
in 3 reviews
"wonderful city"
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"place to stay"
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"stark contrast"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a typical ancient European town. It is not big, but not crowded with tourists. The place is perhaps not a tourist attraction by itself, but is quite suitable for busy travellers to stop by and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. I would not go...More

Thank Yan C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

..... hilly medieval town. Worth a detour!! Walk the streets and soak up the lovely shops, friendly people and beautiful views and stone buildings.

Thank FLYINGBLUEDOG
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

It is on a hill and while you can walk up there on cobbled passageways, we drove. It is a challenge to negotiate the very narrow roads, and firstly - one has to go through an archway into the city which is just wide enough...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

I got engaged in a rose garden in Loches, so i'm biased :) Its a beautiful French town, you feel like you've entered another era. I would effeminately go back!

Thank Amelia C
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Take 2-3 hours to walk to the 2 castles, churches etc. All slightly uphill with a nice view from the top. Lots of history here as well. Highly recommended if you are in the area.

Thank Peter O
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

The cobbled streets lead you to a Church which has a sad tomb for Agnès Sorel, wonderful stained glass windows hold you for a while. Then off to the Donjon - The Castle Keep that was also used as a State Prison. This is a...More

Thank Amanda B
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

The castle was interesting and not crowded, but part of it (including the dungeon) were being renovated and inaccessible to the public, which was disappointing. Parking is difficult at best. We wanted to have lunch in the Royal City, but we were parked on the...More

Thank Skittleslover
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

We visited while touring the Loire valley. The town has a Chateau which isn't as nice as many in the area, but the town itself is interesting. It also makes a decent base to see things in the Loire valley area.

Thank Al-Sue-Maine
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

The Royal City of Loches is well confined but not for the weak of knees. The hill will end your walking life... The church, the castle, the keep up top are super, the views are to die for but getting there is not a vacation...More

Thank steve13875
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Nice and active little town with a nice castle. The "Cité Royale" is great place to visit. There are good and various restaurants around for all budgets (traditional, local, chinese, Italian, Sushi and so on)

Thank arnauddieudonnet
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