Sightseeing route in Loches

Loches

【City description】

It’s a town near Andre river. To enter the center street, there are gates like medieval citadel. Joan of Arc stayed in the Royal Residence and we can find her plate at the Royal Gate. In addition, we can visit a donjon.

【Overall rating】

 ★★★☆☆

【Time required】

 4 h 30

【Budget】

 15.50 euros

【Fatigue】

 ★★★☆☆

【Sightseeing route】



【Start】

①Loches station

Gare de Loches

★Go to Gare Avenue as far as a roundabout. It takes 5 minutes.



②Tourist Information Center

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Marne Square and enter the center street by Agnés Sorel St. Then, turn right at the first crossroad. It takes 10 minutes.



③Picois Gate (it’s not accessible in the interior)

Porte Picois

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go up the street and turn right at the end. It takes 5 minutes.



④Chancellery

Chancellerie

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Continue to go up Château St for 5 minutes.



⑤Royal Gate

Porte Royale

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Enter the gate and turn left immediately.



⑥Lansyer Museum

Maison-Musée Lansyer

It’s closed for the renovation.

Time required: 40 min / Admission fee: 5 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 12 h 30 / 2 pm – 6 pm

Close: Monday, Tuesday

★Continue to walk on the street.



⑦Collegial St-Ours

Collégiale St-Ours

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to the ticket office beside the church.



⑧Royal Residence

Logis Royal 

Time required: 45 min / Admission fee: 10.50 euros (include ⑨)

Opening hour: 9 am – 7 pm (9 h 30 am – 5 pm between October and March)

Close: 1/1, 12/25

★Go to Thomas Pactius St beside the church for 10 minutes.



⑨Donjon of Loches

Donjon De Loches

Time required: 60 min / Admission fee: 10.50 euros (include ⑧)

Opening hour: 9 am – 7 pm (9 h 30 am – 5 pm between October and March)

Close: 1/1, 12/25

★Leave the citadel by the Royal Gate and go down Château St by the dead end. It takes 15 minutes.



⑩Gate of Cordeliers

Porte des Cordeliers

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go through the gate and pass a bridge. Then, turn right.



⑪Public Garden

Loches Jardin Public

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

We can see the citadel entirely.

★Go back to Gate of Cordeliers and turn right to return to the station. It takes 10 minutes.



【Goal】

Loches station

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