A little history of Cordeliers gate in Loches

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Loches Cordeliers gate Fortification

The Cordeliers gate (the name refers to a former convent founded in the 13th century) used to protect this side of Loches city, towards Beaulieu-lès-Loches. It dates back to 1497, it’s the most recent gate, in the city. In the past, it has two draw-bridges crossing the river Indre. But the water was diverted!

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