Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Royal Fortress of Chinon is one of the few medieval sites in the Loire Valley.
To complete your experience, visit the town of Chinon, a listed Town of Art and History, and his museum Le Carroi; like the castle, the town has a rich medieval heritage.

 

 

DISCOVER THE NUMEROUS CHÂTEAUX, ABBEYS AND MUSEUMS
IN THE SURROUNDING AREA
WHICH REFLECT THE PRESTIGIOUS HISTORY OF THE REGION

THE “OUEST TOURAINE” PASS


Visit 8 historic sites in Touraine and 2 wineries!
For one full-price admission ticket bought at one of the 10 sites, you will receive a discounted price at the 9 other sites:
Château and gardens of Villandry, Château of Langeais, Château and gardens of le Rivau, Royal Fortress of Chinon,  Balzac Museum, Rabelais Museum, Château of Azay-Le-Rideau, Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, and the wineries of Château de l'Aulée and Pierre & Bertrand Couly.

CHÂTEAU AND GARDENS OF VILLANDRY

CHÂTEAU OF LANGEAIS

CHÂTEAU AND GARDENS OF LE RIVAU

CHÂTEAU OF AZAY LE RIDEAU

FONTEVRAUD ABBEY

CAVE PIERRE & BERTRAND COULY (Winery)

BALZAC MUSEUM

 

 

PRIORY OF ST. COSMAS

 

AS WELL AS...

RABELAIS MUSEUM

ROYAL CITY OF LOCHES

PREHISTORY MUSEUM OF LE GRAND PRÉSSIGNY

HOTEL GOUIN

DOMAINE DE CANDÉ

DISCOVER THE LOIRE VALLEY

 

 

The Fortress is also situated in the heart of the Loire Anjou Touraine regional nature park.

Loire Anjou Touraine Nature Park

 

The Fortress can be found along the “Loire à Vélo” cycling route.
There is bike and luggage storage available for cyclists.


“La Loire à vélo” - The Loire by Bike

 

An app to accompany you as you discover the Loire Valley.


Caravelle

 

RESTAURANTS IN CHINON

Near the entrance to the Fortress:

L'Echo de Rabelais
Tél: 02 47 93 95 87
http://lechoderabelais.free.fr/

 


For information on other restaurants in Chinon, visit the Chinon Tourist Office. :Office de Tourisme du Pays de Chinon.

 

 











 

HEAD OFF FOR SOME NEW AND EXCITING ADVENTURES

 

Visit wine makers of the region - find out more at the Chinon Tourist Office
www.chinon-valdeloire.com

 

 Boat ride on : La Chinonaise

www.bateaux-promenades-chinon.com

 

Musée de la Poire Tapée - Pressed pears museum
Maison de la poire tapée

 

Caves painctes : wine cellars
www.chinon.com

 

 The medieval market of Chinon
www.medieval-chinon.com

AND WHY NOT STAY THE NIGHT IN THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS?

Visit the Chinon Tourist Office website for recommended places to stay.
Tél. +33 (0)2 47 93 17 85

 

The Chinon Tourist Office also offers tailor-made options to help make your trip exactly how you want it.