Joan of Arc and the Royal gate in Loches

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Loches Royal gate Fortification Joan of Arc

In the Middle Ages, it was the only gate in Loches which led to the castle. And protected it… Joan of Arc arrived by this gate, when she came to talk to the dauphin, to convince him of his crowning in Reims…

From Loches’ 4 fortified gates, this one is the biggest one, with its massive main building flanks by 2 towers. It dates back to the 12th century, extended in the 15th century.


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