Continuing our tour of Loches in Southern Touraine the public gardens are worth a visit if you are visiting the town. The local authorities in France take great pride in their public places and Loches is no exception. The planting and landscaping concentrates on local plants and flowers.You also get the added benefit of great views of its royal lodgings dungeon and church.
The gardens can be accessed by either leaving the centre of town via the Porte des Cordeliers and crossing the river Indre before turning right after a short walk or by parking at Place Quintefol at the other side of the gardens again by the river Indre.
The gardens are a good mix of trees, shrubs and flowers with some additional attractive features such as the bandstand. It Is delightful any time of year.
Looking back towards the gates.
Looking up at the dungeons from the gardens.