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Visit Loches: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Numerous historic monuments make the citadel in Loches a very interesting place to visit

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Loches. For detailed visitor information see the Loches travel guide.

Loches is situated in the Indre-et-Loire department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the eastern-center of France at 37 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Loches is 217 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Loches include "recommended detour", "secteur sauvegarde" and "town of art and history". It is unusual for a town to have 3 awards, which indicates how important Loches is as a tourist destination!

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Chenonceau at 23 km and Amboise at 31 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Loches, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Loches in Centre-Loire Valley.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Indre-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Loches

Markets in and near Loches

Market days in Loches: weekly market: Wednesday all day & Saturday;

  • Loches: market Wednesday all day & Saturday (0km)
  • Manthelan: market Thursday (15km)
  • Ligueil: market Monday (16km)
  • Cormery: market Thursday (19km)
  • Saint-Branchs: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Indre: market Friday (21km)
  • Blere: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Esvres: market Saturday (24km)
  • Le Grand-Pressigny: market Thursday (27km)
  • Montbazon: market Tuesday (27km)

More information about Loches, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Loches, France

What to do at Loches? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Loches.


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (30km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (39km)
  • Veuil (40km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • ZooParc de Beauval (30km)
  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (44km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Loches

Canton: Loches

Arrondissement: Loches

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37600

Distance to Loches

from Tours (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 217 km

from Calais: 430 km

from Nice: 620 km

from Bordeaux: 282 km

from Strasbourg: 529 km

Getting here

Loches is in the eastern-center of France. Most visitors arrive in one of the cross-channel ports such as Caen and Le Havre (about 3-4 hours drive from here) or fly into Paris and drive south from there. For driving distances to Loches from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaulieu-les-Loches, Chanceaux-Pres-Loches, Ferriere-sur-Beaulieu, Perrusson and Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain.

This page in French: Visiter Loches

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