Loches in Southern
is a medieval riverside town in
the department of
Indre-et-Loire, half an hour from Barrou, on the left bank of the Indre
River. It has
complex which includes a dungeon, a royal chateau and a collegiate
Your first impression will be of a town steeped in history yet
having a freshness that belies its age.
keep are easily accessible and well worth a visit - learn of the 'Richard the Lion-heart' connection.
The town has many fine bistros and
restaurants, gourmet cafes, shops of all
kinds, a choice of well stocked
supermarkets, a post office, a pharmacy and
a bank are all at hand.
town has a very popular biweekly fresh produce
market - Saturdays & Wednesdays
There is a beautiful garden on the other side of
the river which looks up to the chateau and you should seek it out
for its bandstand and floral displays as they make for great
Within easy walking distance there are
two museums, municipal tennis courts and an indoor swimming pool .