"Medieval Loches" Loches by smirnofforiginal
Loches Travel Guide: 31 reviews and 79 photos
It has cobbled streets and an 11th century keep perched on a rocky spur.
It is here in Loches that Joan of Arc persuaded Charles VII to march north back in June 1429 to be crowned.
Charles VII royal court here was notorious for wild banquets, mainly thrown in attempts to woo Agnes Sorel, a royal mistress. She died aged 28 and her tomb is in Loches.
In 1461 Louis XI's ascension to the thrones saw the keep turn into a state prison. Prisoners were tortured in the Round Tower and Matlet in a cage that weighed 2.5 tons.
The citadel sits on the banks of the River Indre.
There's not a huge amount to do in Loches. We were pleased we were only having the one night here.
- Pros:the citadel is like a scene out of a film
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