Graffiti hall, with representation of an armed guard made on the stone wall by prisoners, in the keep of the Chateau de Loches, a medieval castle in the Loire Valley consisting of the old collegiate church of St Ours, royal lodge and keep, at Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France. Hundreds of prisoners were held here and their graffiti reveals their despair, beliefs and passions. The chateau was built in the 9th century and the keep in 1013 by Foulques Nerra, Count of Anjou. The 4-storey keep is 23m high with walls 2.8m thick. The chateau is listed as a historic monument. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Graffiti hall, with representation of an armed guard made on the stone wall by prisoners, in the keep of the Chateau de Loches, a medieval castle in the Loire Valley consisting of the old collegiate church of St Ours, royal lodge and keep, at Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France. Hundreds of prisoners were held here and their graffiti reveals their despair, beliefs and passions. The chateau was built in the 9th century and the keep in 1013 by Foulques Nerra, Count of Anjou. The 4-storey...
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