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Citadel of Loches

The citadel dominating the town of Loches and that gave its name to the campsite, used to be a military place, before it became a Renaissance palace, housing the royal family from time to time.

At first, the citadel was meant for the mistress of King Charles VII, Agnes Sorel, known for her beauty and buried in the collegiate church of Saint-Ours de Loches. The oldest part of the castle dates from the 14th century. It was then extended by Charles VIII and Louis XII who made it the country residence it is today. The square castle tower was built during the 11th century. From the top of the castle, you have an extraordinary view on the town of Loches, on the valley of the Indre and the surrounding forests. At the foot of the castle you’ll find a 700m² garden with a peaceful setting allowing you to relax on a bench in the shade of a pergola. What a contrast with the role of prison the castle tower used to have.

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