Cité Royale de Loches


Phone : +33 (0) 2 47 59 01 32




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Travel back in time and discover one of the finest fortified citadels in France. The hundred foot tower was built by Foulques Nerra, Count of Anjou, in the early eleventh century. Among the most impressive of its era in Europe, it is also one of the best preserved. A model of military architecture, it was converted into a Royal Prison by Louis XI. Famous people such as Cardinal Balue and Ludovic Sforza were imprisoned there. Residence of the Valois dynasty, the architecture introduced the French Renaissance and is a grand site in the history of France. Its open front terrace overlooks the city and the valley of the Indre. Joan of Arc, Agnes Sorel and Anne of Brittany all stayed here.


Workshop for children

Educational workshop


Services & equipments

Tourist Documentation

baggage room

accepted animals


October 1 to March 31, 2016

Every day from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

April 1 to September 30, 2016

Every day from 7pm to 7pm

October 1 to March 31, 2017

Every day, from 10H00: 19H00


Adult 8€50

Student (7 to 18 years old) 6€50

Children (12 to 25 years old) 5€50

Free for children under 7 years old.

Group (more than 10 persons) 6 € 50

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