Discover the fortress

Situated on its rocky spur on the borders of Anjou, Touraine and Poitou, the Royal Fortress of Chinon reflects the most prestigious times of the Middle Ages.

Last refuge of Henry II Plantagenet king of England, its thousand-year-old walls welcomed Eleanor of Aquitaine, Charles VII and Joan of Arc during the major turning points of French history.
With its ramparts punctuated by numerous defensive towers, its characteristic silhouette is its strength and originality. The "three castles" that make up the Royal Fortress now reveal their secrets through re-creations, immersive visits and various activities.