Loches

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TownLoches
Insee code37132
Postcode37600
Latitude47.1281580
Longitude0.9976640
AltitudeFrom 64 to 147 meters
Surface27.06 km²
Population7203 inhabitants
Density266 inhabitants/km²

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National labelsBeaulieu-lès-Loches at 1.1 km
Chief townTours (at 42 km, 46 min)Ferrière-sur-Beaulieu at 3.2 km
DepartmentIndre-et-LoirePerrusson at 3.4 km
RegionCentreSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Loches, "City of Art and History", ranked among "The Most Beautiful Detours in France", but also a place of life and services, is a residential and tourist city. Very accessible by public transport, Loches is located about half an hour from Tours and the TGV station.

Sub-prefecture of Indre-et-Loire, Loches plays a crucial role relay and animation for the whole country South Touraine.

Medieval City of exception, Loches history is closely linked to that of France since it was founded in the 5th century around a monastery founded by St. Ours. She then became one of the key fortresses of the Loire Valley, three successive ramparts are one of the best preserved and protected sites of France.

Loches is also a city of Earth where food goes with his past Touraine sausages (rillettes, crackling, etc..) Géline Touraine goat cheese, foie gras, confectionery, Touraine wines are the flagships ... this land where life is good. Market Loches, Wednesday and Saturday morning is a showcase flavors and know-how Lochois.


SIGHTSEEING

The royal city hides many treasures:

Royal door, only after accessing the city, dating from the 12th and 13th centuries;

The dungeon novel, high 36 meters and in a perfect state of preservation;

The royal house, favorite Valois and marked by three illustrious women Residence: Joan of Arc, Agnes Sorel (official favorite of Charles VII) and Anne of Brittany;

The Saint-Ours, Romanesque splendor built in the 11th and 12th centuries;

Lansyer House, family home of the painter Emmanuel Lansyer (1835-1893), regarded in his time as one of the best landscape painters.

The second wall is home to some of the most beautiful mansions Loches and the third enclosure is sandwiched among prestigious Renaissance buildings: the House of the Centaur, Hotel de Ville (Francis) and the Chancellery, recently restored, where History of Loches is declined, from its origin to the present day (2003 Award "Ribbons Heritage").

The Saint-Antoine church restored in 2011, presents a collection of works of art in the 17th century., Statues and stained glass Avisseau Lobin. The Antonine Gallery houses the exhibition of two paintings "The Caravaggio Philippe de Bethune," altarpiece Jean Poyet (XV c.) And religious treasure Loches.

Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Loches
Information pointsTourist Office of Loches
Leisure centresMuseum Maison Lansyer
MonumentsCastle of Loches,   Collegiate Church Saint-Ours

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

The cultural and artistic entertainment is permanent art exhibitions, theater, concerts, evening entertainment, summer festivals ... are opportunities to enjoy the atmosphere and ambience of this Millennium City.

Main events:

  • "Loches Fest" at Easter.
  • "Voice Loches in" early July.
  • International Competition hitch tradition: late July.
  • The night markets in July and August.
  • The night road show in the city in July and August.
  • Nocturnes "A Thousand Lights" in the royal city: the first half of August.
  • The "Autumn Sonata" in October.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Loches and South Touraine is a unique setting for relaxation and recreation that you can practice, according to your desire, the following activities: bike rides, hiking and horseback riding, fishing, golf, microlight, canoeing, flying glider, 4x4 trekking, orienteering ... or simply enjoy the forest of Loches which covers nearly 4,000 hectares.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Loches-Verneuil golf courseSports sensations30 €Verneuil-sur-Indre (8.6 km)
Le Châtelier Castle music festivalCulture and education12 €Paulmy (22 km)
Hot air balloon flights in the Loire ValleyNature and the outdoorsFrom 205 € to 720 €Chenonceaux (23 km)
Commented cruise to ChenonceauNature and the outdoorsFrom 6.50 € to 9.50 €Chisseaux (23 km)
Tour and tasting at Nitray CastleCulture and educationFrom 5 € to 7 €Athée-sur-Cher (25 km)

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PHOTOS

IndreIndre
 
Royal HouseRoyal House
City HallCity Hall
 
Citadel LochesCitadel Loches
DungeonDungeon
 
Collegiate St. OursCollegiate St. Ours
View of the college from the Royal HouseView of the college from the Royal House
 
Garden Museum LansyerGarden Museum Lansyer
ChanceryChancery
 
Public ParkPublic Park
Porte des CordeliersPorte des Cordeliers
 
Place de la Marne and Tour Saint AntoinePlace de la Marne and Tour Saint Antoine
Door PicoisDoor Picois
 
Tourist trainTourist train
National forest in autumnNational forest in autumn
 
View Loches ULMView Loches ULM
Golf Loches Verneuil-Golf Loches Verneuil-
  

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WEATHER

Wednesday 23 April
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Min. 2°C - Max. 14°C
Thursday 24 April
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Friday 25 April
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLe Bouche à Oreille  
8.7
Le Louroux
To 'Moulin du Pre', we are like seasons, we change. Our restaurant 'Le Bouche à Oreille' welcomes you with time and time of your visit, always in different environments in a friendly...
Located 14.1 km from Loches34 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 4 bedroomsMoulin de l'aumonier    
9
Beaulieu-lès-Loches
Located in the small town of Beaulieu-Lès-Loches, ancient monastery built around the Benedictine abbey founded in 1007 by Foulques Nerra, Count of Anjou. This manor house in 1850, and...
Located 1.3 km from LochesFrom 65 € to 79 € the double room 
Farm with 3 bedroomsL'Enclos de la Brétignière    
9.4
Ferrière-sur-Beaulieu
Former farm: swimming pool, woods, pond, gds spaces. The complex of. former farm: swimming pool, woods, pond, gds spaces. The complex is home consists of 3 hp. hr. with SB and WC privatifs....
Located 5.3 km from Loches62 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLe Moulin des Foulons    
9
Chédigny
Charming rooms on the site of an old water mill in working order, quiet comfort and serenity to relax. Enjoy the heated indoor pool with direct access from the rooms. Bathroom and separate...
Located 9 km from Loches95 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 7 personsLa cerisaie gîte de charme piscine  
9.3
Reignac-sur-Indre
The Cherry Orchard, charming house in the heart of Touraine invites you for a stay in a peaceful hamlet near the tourist spots of unavoidable Loire Valley: Amboise, Chambord, Blois,...
Located 10.3 km from LochesFrom 690 € to 1300 € per week 
House for 8 personsGîte de Nizereille  
8.9
Cussay
Old detached farmhouse early xvii, restored in the countryside 5 km from Ligueil. R.D.C. : Living room-kitchen 45 m² (fireplace, 2 BZ convertible, TV, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave)...
Located 18.6 km from LochesFrom 350 € to 550 € per week 
Farm for 9 personsGîte au coeur des Châteaux de la Loire
Épeigné-les-Bois
Lodging in a farmhouse of the 18th century, renovated in 2010. Touraine, in the heart of the Loire Castles and near Beauval Zoo - 5 bedrooms - 1 bathroom 2 Bathrooms - fitted kitchen...
Located 19.7 km from Loches 

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HOTELS

Pierre & Vacances Le Moulin des Cordeliers - Hotel in LochesPierre & Vacances Le Moulin des Cordeliers     
8
Loches
Ideally set on the banks of the Indre river, in the heart of an extraordinary medieval town and facing the Logis Royal, the residence is made up of former flour-mills that have been...
Located in LochesRoom from 51 €
Luccotel - Hotel in LochesLuccotel     
7.6
Loches
Located in a landscaped park, this Logis Luccotel overlooks Loches town centre in the Loire Valley. It features a heated indoor swimming pool, tennis and volleyball courts. Guest rooms...
Located in LochesRoom from 62 €
Inter Hotel George Sand - Hotel in LochesInter Hotel George Sand     
6.8
Loches
Located in Loches, in a 15th-century building, Inter Hotel George Sand features individually decorated rooms with private bathroom, TV and telephone. The buffet breakfast is served...
Located in LochesRoom from 50 €

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Oceania L'Univers Tours
This truly historic boutique hotel opened its doors in 1846. It is perfectly located in the city centre in the heart of the tourist and shopping area,...
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Clarion Hotel Château Belmont Tours
This 4-star hotel is set in a 2.5-hectare park in Tours City Centre. It features a heated swimming pool, a hot tub and a...
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