The Cité Royale de Loches

The Cité Royale de Loches: a unique setting

The privileged location of La Citadelle campsite in the Loire Valley will ensure you enjoy the incredible Châteux de la Loire.

The Cité Royale which dominates the town of Loches was first a military stronghold, before becoming a Renaissance palace where the royal family sometimes stayed.

The Cité Royale was originally intended for the favourite of King Charles VII, Agnès Sorel, who was renowned for her beauty and was buried in the collegiate church of Saint-Ours in Loches. The oldest part of the castle dates from the 14th century. It was successively enlarged by Charles VIII and Louis XII, who made it the beautiful house that we can visit today.