Attractions

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Cité Royale de Loches

Loches’ vast hilltop citadel is the size of a small town – a few lucky people even live here! Inside you can visit the Logis Royal and the Donjon et Cachots – the same ticket is good for both – and a Romanesque chur…
Tower in Loches

Donjon et Cachots

At the southern end of the Cité Royale, the rectangular, 36m-high Donjon (Tour Carrée; defensive tower) was Loches’ original medieval stronghold, built in the early 11th century by the cruel and feared Foulques Nerr…
Chateau in Loches

Logis Royal

At the northern end of the Cité Royale stands the royal residence of Charles VII and his successors, originally built as a medieval fortress but later converted into a Renaissance-style hunting lodge. In May 1429, a…
Church in Loches

Collégiale St-Ours

This Romanesque church, in the Cité Royale near the Logis Royal, contains the tomb of Agnès Sorel, Charles VII’s mistress, who lived in the château during their long affair. For details in English on the richly colo…
Gallery in Loches

Maison-Musée Lansyer

The family home of landscape painter Emmanuel Lansyer (1835–93) is now a museum displaying more than 100 of his paintings, his collection of Japanese art, and works by Canaletto, Millet, Piranese, Manet and Corot. S…