I hiked up the hill from our Gite to the Château de Loches. The castle was constructed in the 9th century. Built some 1,600 ft above the Indre River, the huge castle, famous mostly for its massive square keep, dominates the town of Loches. The castle was captured by King Philip II of France in 1204. In 1985 it was converted into a museum, and has one of the most extensive collections of medieval armor in France.
I love climbing all the stairs in the Keep (well maybe not the climb) for the great views of the city.
|I couldn't figure out how this long skinny building with the chimney would be used!|