This chateau is a must for anyone interested in the chateaux of the Loire. Its aspect is impressive as it can be seen perched high on cliff from miles around. The approach is through the medieval town of Loches and it is necessary to pass through the ancient gateways and climb the hill to enter the chateau. Tours are available (in French) but you are also free to find your own way around with the helpful printed guide you are provided with. There are excellent views of the surrounding countryside from the courtyard. Inside the rooms are interestingly set out with furniture, weapons and armour and one room is devoted to Agnes Sorel, mistress of Charles VII and another room contains a plaque commemorating the meeting of Charles with Joan of Arc at which she told him to go to Reims and be crowned King of France. The entrance ticket also allows entrance to the Donjon which is also well worth a visit.
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