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Joan of Arc and the Royal gate in Loches

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Fortification Joan of Arc Loches Royal gate

In the Middle Ages, it was the only gate in Loches which led to the castle.

Joan of Arc arrived by this gate, when she came to talk to the dauphin…

This is Loches biggest gate, 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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