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“A lovely city”

Royal City of Loches
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Loches
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: In the royal city, you can visit the dungeons and a royal lodge.
Reviewed 17 June 2017 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 take in, and (luckily) it's all walking distance (although with a lot of hills and stairways).

An ancient prison, church, battlements, great vistas, surrounded by historical houses, cafes and reataurants.

Saturday and Wednesday has markets in the town (starting early and finishing about 1pm) which allows sampling of the best of local produce and crafts.

Thank OzRichie
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"medieval town"
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"loire valley"
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"agnes sorel"
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"saturday market"
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"reasonable lunch"
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"king charles"
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"nice town"
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"worth a trip"
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"main gate"
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"much quieter"
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"great place to visit"
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"weekly market"
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"narrow streets"
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"steep climb"
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"wonderful city"
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"great market"
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"a real gem"
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

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
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

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 monuments downtown are interesting. I like this kind of architecture.

During the American revolution, Loches was used as a jail for captured English soldiers… a fancy historical fact.

Loche is quite far away from Chenonceau and Amboise but worth the detour.

Thank JohnPaul2010
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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
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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
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