During your tour of the Loire Valley castles, do not forget to plan a stop in Loches to discover a must-see Royal City of the Loire Valley.
With its heritage, its cultural activities, its artisanal identity, its historic center and its qualitative reception capacity, Loches is a city labeled "Plus Beaux Détours de France" ...
A controlled appellation which strives to guarantee the visitor that the detour worth it !
Located in the center of Touraine and the Loire Valley, this historic stage will allow you to discover the banks of the Loire and its castles of the Kings of France.
The essentials: Blois, Chambord and Chenonceau
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Touraine is full of cultural and architectural wealth. During your stay in hotels, cottages or guest rooms, discover the most beautiful castles in France. The Château de Chenonceau, nicknamed the “Château des Dames” which spans the Cher and its paradisiacal gardens. The Château de Chambord, built in the heart of the largest enclosed forest park on the continent, is said to have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Inspired by medieval, Gothic and Renaissance inspiration, the Château de Chambord surprises with its architecture. Then end with a guided tour of the Royal Castle of Blois overlooking the city and the Loire, the largest river in Europe.
A stopover in the south of Touraine: the Royal City of Loches
The Royal City of Loches is full of historical monuments. An excursion in its alleys allows you to discover its dungeon transformed into a jail. From the terraced facade of the royal residence, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city and the Indre valley. With its 700 m2, the medieval garden invites calm and contemplation. The visit of the royal city continues with the Collegiate Church of Saint-Ours and its two strange hollow eight-sided pyramids. Finally, the discovery of the Lansyer Museum is the highlight of a unique circuit in the Loire Valley. All you have to do is go down to the city center and find peaceful, cozy and welcoming accommodation.
Going on vacation in the Loire Valley is not just a trip to one of the most beautiful regions of France. It is also to discover more than 1000 years of history, to let yourself be lulled by the beauty of the natural landscapes and to benefit from the unsuspected richness of a cultural heritage registered with the world heritage of UNESCO.