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Opening 7/7 / 9.30am - 6pm


Full price 10.50€
Reduced price 8.50€

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The Royal City of Loches welcomes visiting groups and individuals all year round, for unusual themed guided or unaccompanied tours depending on your needs. The team is at your disposal to organise the best possible hospitality for your customers for an unmissable visit to one of the outstanding attractions in the Loire Valley.

The Cité Royale of loches,
Make sense of history !

While Renaissance châteaux flourished in the Loire Valley, medieval fortresses were more rare. Due to the remarkable character of its residence and keep, Loches is home to one of the most beautiful fortified cities in France, which dominates the town and the bucolic Indre valley.

The residence is an architectural gem of the end of the Middle Ages and welcomed Joan of Arc, Anne of Brittany, and the favourite of King Charles VII, Agnès Sorel.

An unusual figure in the landscape of the Loire Valley châteaux, the 37-metre high keep is a masterpiece of 11th century military architecture and one of the most well preserved in Europe. With its numerous painted and engraved inscriptions, it immerses visitors in the custodial universe of the time.

A new experience for visitors is proposed in 2018, with entirely redesigned scenery, developed in an interactive trail marked with sound, videos and projections.

This journey takes the visitor through five centuries of history, just 40 minutes from Beauval Zoo.