Saturday, 25 June 2011

Sit!

These wonderfully characterful statues of hunting dogs line the entrance to the Logis Royal in Loches.

They are representations of 15th century hunting dogs of the sort used to chase or bring game down and stand as a testiment to the Valois kings love of hunting.

We visit so often during the season that we now have Cartes Ambassadeurs for the Historic Monuments owned by the département of Indre et Loire (like the Cité Royale de Loches). These cards are an annual fee of €10 and let you in for free or a discount to all 5 sites.


Susan

2 comments:

GaynorB said...

Wonderful.
I can't believe that I haven't noticed these before!

Simon said...

Gaynor - me too! I am sure they have to be modelled on favorite dogs - some of them are so aesthetically challenged you would have to know and love them!