"Pretty and off the beaten track" Loches by Beausoleil

Loches Travel Guide: 31 reviews and 79 photos

Look up . . .

Loches is a lovely town set on a river. It is a very walkable place and while you are walking, look for the little surprises. Shops have quaint and lovely signs, some like this one and others hand painted.

The river is a lovely setting

I took this in September so going off season doesn't mean you will miss the flowers. This is a little bridge over the Indre just outside the gate into Old Town and there were geraniums planted all across the bridge. To the left is a greenway and to the right you look up to the old chateau. The church by the chateau is where Agnes Sorel is buried.

Here's the local Tourist Office web site in English.

The lovely chateau in Loches

Go through the old gate, climb the cobblestone streets, go through the huge portal in the ancient wall and climb to the church and chateau. Stop and view the tomb of Agnes Sorel and then go to the chateau next to it and visit. The chateau is not completely open and not particularly well furnished but there are some lovely parts of it and the view from the terrace is worth the entire trip. You overlook the entire town and the Indre River.


Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful town on the Indre River, very peaceful and friendly
  • Cons:With free parking, there are no cons!
  • In a nutshell:Beauty, art, history and good food. Wonderful place to visit.
  • Intro Updated Mar 29, 2013
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  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2008 at 5:07 AM

    Nice to see you stopped off here - I remember it well from a visit around 1988 when we stayed a little way up the road. Wonder if they still have a UK Red Telephone Kiosk in the high street?


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