loches self catering holiday apartments, tours, loire valley
- The historic town of Loches is one of the lesser known gems of the Loire Valley region. Steeped in history it is dominated by the magnificent ‘Cité Royale', parts of which date from the 11th century. There is much to discover in Loches itself, but the town provides the perfect base from which to visit many of the Loire's most memorable Chateaux. Chenonceaux perhaps the most famous of all is just a 30 minute drive away. Also close by is the smaller chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, often called the most romantic of all the Loire Valley's chateaux. And if you tire of chateaux why not spend a day or two exploring the fabulous vineyards of this beautiful region. Our self catering holiday apartments in Loches is beautifully situated on the banks of the River Indre just a few minutes walk from the centre of the town. The 91 apartments are housed in 3 newly built apartment blocks, which complement the buildings of the restored flour mills around which the residence has been built. There is a small pool, cleverly designed with an indoor section, where you can relax and enjoy the sunshine. With shops and restaurants just a short stroll away, this really is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday.
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- The beautiful 9th century Chateau de Loire is located here and is in view of the self catering holiday apartments. Nearby available activities include golf, horse riding, walking, bike riding and fishing. The town of : Loches, in the southern Touraine region of the Loire Valley, is overflowing with architectural treasures, traces of the past and signs of a vibrant cultural future. Places to visit: - The medieval town, a former military platform surrounded by 3 ramparts and bristling with towers, pinnacles and church steeples. - The Loches keep: one of Europe's biggest keeps, with dungeons, a round tower and underground passageways. Loches forest is an invitation to enjoyable walking, horse-riding and bicycling.
- Apartment - The most popular holiday home category, and with lots of choice, apartments usually have at least one separate bedroom area. Some are duplex (on two floors) or have a mezzanine, or gallery space for beds. Typical features & facilities include: Kitchen, dishwasher, living area, bathroom, separate WC in most, telephone (payable), most have balcony or terrace.
- Futuroscope - the European theme park of the moving image. It is both fun and educational and the futuristic buildings house many attractions. Almost 25 million visitors since 1987. 140,000 miles of film are projected each year. An excellent selection of services including many restaurants, baby changing, cash machines, parking, shops etc.
- Zoo de Doué-la-Fontaine - Zoo set in 10 hectares of land, with approximately 500 animals.
- Le Puy du Fou - A reconstruction of an 18th century village with villagers in costume. The ruins of a 13th century chateau where you can watch a fabulous falconry display or see the Vikings at war. You can spend hours wandering the grounds and gardens. The evening show is an incredible open-air night show with 850 people and 50 horsemen.
- Musee des Blindes - This museum celebrates the history of the tank from 1917 to today. There are over 800 tanks and military vehicles from all over the world of which 200 are in working condition.
- Chateau d'Usse (Sleeping Beauty) - was the inspiration for the tale of Sleeping Beauty. Situated on the edge of the forest of Chinon, the present château was built in the 15th century. Gothic and Renaissance architecture. The old chapel and large gallery house many 11th century tapestries.
- Abbaye de Fontevraud - Built at the end of the 11th Century. Before the French Revolution it was the most important and richest Abbey in France. Served as a prison between 1804-1965. Now home to the cultural centre for the west of France. Surrounded by beautiful gardens.
- Chateau Azay-le-Rideau - Built on an island by the Indre River in the early 16th Century. The castle is a mixture of two great styles - French and Italian Renaissance. The interior is preserved as a renaissance museum. It houses a collection of 16th and 17th Century Flemish tapestries.
- Chateau de Chinon - mostly in ruins but is impressive for the views it offers over the Vienne valley. Visited by Joan of Arc to persuade Charles VII to regain his kingdom. Richard the lionheart died here in 1199.
- Rochemenier - is a troglodyte (cave dwelling) village. Two ancient farms containing several hundred agricultural implements and pieces of furniture. An underground chapel and troglodyte house which demonstrates how it is still possible to live in this kind of dwelling. Guided tours available.
- Wine Museum Chinon - Situated in a wine cellar, this museum explains the process of wine-making through miniature models. Wine tasting included in the entrance fee.
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