Loches, the beautiful gem of the Loire Valley in Central France, is a town as rich in ancient history as it is steeped in scenic beauty. The town is located 29km from the vibrant cosmopolitan centre of Tours. The main attractions include the impressive 12th century Keep which looms over the town and the massive 52 metre tall Tour St Antoine. Here in Loches, the winding medieval streets and Renaissance meet busy cafés, Restaurants and shops. For the adventurous, there are plenty of activities, such as walks into the breathtaking countryside, cycling excursions, horse riding and watersports.