The Ramparts Walkway
This is one of the best ways to grasp the architectural scale of the Royal Fortress of Chinon, as you wander towards Chinon, historic town centre. Take a smartphone with you and head for the ramparts walkway.
From 21 July 2021, in accordance with government announcements, access to the Royal Fortress of Chinon
requires the presentation of a health certificate:
The conformity of the certificate will be checked at the entrance according to the sanitary rules in force.
The obligation of the "health pass" is postponed to 30 August for young people aged 12 to 17.
Together, let's continue to apply the barrier measures.
See you soon at the Royal Fortress of Chinon!
The Coudray Tower
After a 9-month siege, Philippe August captured the Fortress of Chinon in 1205 and had a large circular tower built, called the Coudray Tower. In 1308, it became a prison for Templar dignitaries, including Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar. You can still see several examples of graffiti that mark this historic event.