"Pretty and off the beaten track" Loches by Beausoleil
Loches Travel Guide: 31 reviews and 76 photos
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.
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.
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: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.
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