Royal Citadel and The King’s Meadows

There is something really rather nice about waking up in the morning and deciding to just go away. That is exactly what I did the other week. After a quick email to check on availability, I had the pod all packed and off we went to the Loire Valley, just 2hrs from home. Home for the next 4 nights was the mediaeval town of Loches. The campsite was directly beside the ancient town and my pitch overlooked the Royal Citadel.

DSCN7169Getting set up

DSCN7248View of the Royal Citadel of Loches from my pitch

As usual, my immediate job was to establish walking places for Maggie. I did have some concerns that being right in the town it could be a bit of a challenge, but I didn’t have to worry because directly outside the campsite was a path that followed the River Indre and across to the Prairies du Roy (The King’s Meadows). This beautiful space is an environmental area with interpretive signs highlighting the flora and fauna of the meadows. Walking in the peace and calm of the early mornings was an absolute delight. The birds were deafening in their song and all around there were the throaty sounds of the various species of mating frogs, the humming and buzzing of insects and the sheer joy of watching so many species of butterflies flitting from flower to flower.

DSCN7250River Indre beside the campsite

DSCN7187Looking towards Loches from the King’s Meadows

DSCN7253My idea of a perfect morning walk!

DSCN7254Maggie’s idea of a perfect morning walk!


Well, after a good morning walk I’m ready for a cuppa. We’ll explore Loches next time, so come back soon.

A Bientot!

About Al in France

Dreams do come true and I am now retired and living with Maggie, my chocolate labrador, in France in the Deux-Sevres. I love travel and photography and hope to combine both interests here to make a record for myself, and somewhere where I hope you will get to enjoy a part of my life in this region, in France and further afield when I get the opportunity. Please feel free to follow and comment. A Bientot!
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