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Dinner in Loches - Loire Valley


It was one of those sunny, sweet, spring eves, that follow a rainy start to the day.
We had just finished our visit at Chateau de Chenonceau (see our visit here) and we wanted to find a dinner destination quaint and romantic enough, to round off our gorgeous day. 
We headed to the lesser known town of Loches.
 
Usually, visitors head to Amboise after Chateau de Chenonceau, but we thought that Amboise deserves a whole day to itself.
The drive south of Chateau de Chenonceau, took us through endless green fields, gentle hills and even a leafless forest - it was great fun catching the afternoon light through the tall, dense trees.

Three options for dinner:
 
La Loire en Tonneaux - a wine shop really, with bistro seating and warm blankets outside.
Great for an informal evening of wine drinking and food picking. Grab a glass of red alongside a charcuterie board and watch the evening fall over the elegant townhouses and cobbled streets.

Sforza - gloriously massive, stone-oven-baked pizzas! Pizza in France? Mais oui!
A family place, full of locals, always a good sign, when it comes to food!
Apart from the thin, velvety, delicious pizzas, they also do salads with chunky tuna too.

Le P'tit Restau - your dreamy, petite, elegant, picture perfect, small French town restaurant!  3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts, changing every week.
All presented delicately, in candle-lit, intimate surroundings.

La Loire en Tonneaux
Dreamy, creamy and yummy pizzas at Sforza
Le P'tit Restau

Loches is a charming medieval town, built by the river Indre.
The castle that sits just above the rest of the medieval houses is not your usual chateau though; it's enclosed in a citadel, where all alleys and cobbled streets lead up to. 

It's not as touristy, as other towns around the region, it's got ample dinning options, romantic strolling routes and panoramic viewing spots; if you are after an easy-going trip, it'd make a good base to visit the Loire Valley from.




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