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ROYAL CITY OF LOCHES
ROYAL CITY OF LOCHES
ROYAL CITY OF LOCHES
ROYAL CITY OF LOCHES
ROYAL CITY OF LOCHES
ROYAL CITY OF LOCHES
ROYAL CITY OF LOCHES
ROYAL CITY OF LOCHES
ROYAL CITY OF LOCHES
ROYAL CITY OF LOCHES

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Vignemont quarries – Loches

In this former tufa quarry, an illuminated 600-metre trail will allow you to discover the history of this delicate white stone and how it was used. The work in the quarry and the extraction and construction techniques from Antiquity to the 19th century will be explained to you. Underground refuge in the Middle Ages, dwellings or mushroom caves, these galleries have numerous sides to reveal to you.
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Lansyer house and garden – Loches

At the heart of the Royal City of Loches, visit the family home of the painter, Emmanuel Lansyer (1835-1893). Friend of the poet José-Maria de Heredia, and pupil of Viollet-le-Duc and Gustave Courbet, this artist was considered in his time as one of the best landscape artists. The Lansyer house will enable you to admire over a hundred of his canvases among his outstanding collection of Japanese art, and a rare collection of original engravings by Piranesi, Canaletto, Gustave Doré, Millet, Hugo and Corot or sketches by Delacroix. Around the house, the garden has been restored according to an original water-colour painting from that period.
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St-Ours collegiate church – Loches

This Romanesque collegiate church built in the 11th and 12th centuries has a remarkable polychrome doorway with carved animals and figures taken from the Medieval bestiary. Equally surprising is the top of the nave formed by two octagonal pyramids, called "dubes", erected around 1165. Saint-Ours collegiate church also contains the marble tomb of Agnès Sorel, King Charles VII’s favourite.
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Grand-Pressigny museum – Le Grand-Pressigny

Situated at the heart of a renowned prehistoric site, the Grand-Pressigny museum shows the importance of this region not only in Neolithic times but also in early Paleolithic times until the beginning of the Metal Age. In 3000 BC, there was practically an "industrial" production of large flint blades. At that time, these precious blades were "exported" over the whole continent and formed an important currency for trading.
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Montrésor – most beautiful village in France

Just a few kilometres from Loches is Montrésor, the "most beautiful village in France". It is positioned on the banks of the Indrois, in which the remains of the double wall of this ancient fortress and its Renaissance château gracefully reflect. In the village are white-tufa or half-timbered houses alongside semi-troglodyte dwellings.
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