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Château de Loches

5 Place Charles VII, 37600 Loches, France

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About Château de Loches

A beautiful medieval castle which was constructed in the 9th century. Built some 500 meters above the Indre River. Designed and occupied by Henry II of England and his son, Richard the Lionheart during the 12th century. The building is an example of the military architecture of the Norman period.  One of the main examples of French architecture and is also one of the nice tourist locations in this area.  In 1985 it was converted into a museum, and has one of the most extensive collections of med



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Indrois12.18km from Château de Loches

The Indrois is a 59.5-kilometer-long river in the Indre and Indre-et-Loire departments in central France. Its source is at Villegouin. It flows generally northwest. It is a right tributary of the Indre, into which it flows at Azay-sur-Indre. You can spend some nice time in the banks of this river and is a calm and quiet place which is away from the busy life.

Château de Montrésor15.84km from Château de Loches

The Château de Montrésor is a beautiful medieval castle with a Renaissance mansion built in the grounds which was located in the French village of Montrésor. They had a fine residence built within the fortress walls and also founded the collegiate church. It became a charming peacetime residence surrounded by the original feudal defense system.  The park of the Château de Montrésor and let yourself be charmed by the softness and beauty of this place overlooking the valley of the Indrois.

Château de Montpoupon17.97km from Château de Loches

One of the majestic castle which was located in the Loire Valley which was richly furnished and open for a free narrated visit. The Veneur museum has 25 rooms dedicated to art, hunting, and horses, and a newly restored kitchen and also a forest walk with its interactive terminals allow visitors to discover the fauna and flora of our woodlands are the main features of this area. Originally a medieval fortress, the castle was altered by the lords of Prie and Buzançais. The postern was constructed

Château de Chenonceau22.92km from Château de Loches

One of the beautiful castle located in the heart of France which is also called the ladies chateau’ as throughout its history it is they who have most influenced its design and its destiny. The current château was built in 1514–1522 on the foundations of an old mill and was later extended to span the river. An architectural mixture of late Gothic and early Renaissance and it also has a beautiful garden that is open to the public.

zoological reserve of the Haute-Touche28.53km from Château de Loches

The Haute Touche Zoological Park is a zoo and safari park in France which was established in 1958 and opened to the public in 1980.  There are around  920 animals from 85 species which was roaming around 480 hectares of land and it also has a remarkable collection of Deers. The vast size of the park, allows the animals to be presented in roomy enclosures. There is a very good 'monkey island' that will amuse the kids, young and old.

The Chanteloup Pagoda29.74km from Château de Loches

The Pagoda of Chanteloup located in the heart of the castles of the Loire is the testimony of the castle of the Duke of Choiseul. The pagoda is  44m high and is held up by a ring of 16 columns and 16 pillars and it offers a panoramic view of the Amboise forest and the  Loire Valley. The château was mostly demolished in 1823, but some features of the park remain there.

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The Centre-Val de Loire is a large inland region of central France located in the south-west of the French capital Paris. The region is known for its fine historical towns, for its vineyards and agricultural produce, and for its many beautiful castles.