Maison forte de Loche
Location: Magland, in the Haute-Savoie departement of France (Rhone-Alpes Region).
Built: 14th century.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: Privately owned.
Notes: The Maison forte de Loche is a stronghold of the fourteenth century, located in the municipality of Magland, in Haute-Savoie. It is located in the town, the chief town, opposite the town hall, rue Nationale. The family Loche resides in 1358 in a "domus fortis". It was converted into a hostel in the twentieth century. It retains its medieval past its ceilings, openings and fireplaces. The stronghold of Loche is the subject of a registration as a historic monument since August 17, 1994. It is presented in the form of a "tower house" measuring 15.50 x 12.50 meters. A north-south shear wall grafted onto the staircase divides the interior into two parts. In a room on the ground floor, on the mantle of a fireplace is carved the family crest De Loche. The ceiling of the great hall of the first floor is a coffered ceiling dated 1439.
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