Dear visitors,

From 21 July 2021, in accordance with government announcements, access to the Royal Fortress of Chinon
requires the presentation of a health certificate:

  • Certificate of negative PCR or antigenic test less than 48 hours old with QR Code.
  • Positive test certificate of at least 15 days and less than 6 months with QR Code.
  • Complete vaccination certificate with QR Code.

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 Fortress is a major landmark of French history - where Joan of Arc met dauphin Charles VII in 1429 - and at the same time it offers visitors a modern museum experience: videos, multimedia guide booklet, audio terminals...Welcome to the Royal Fortress of Chinon - a Château of the Loire unlike any other!

Back to the middle ages

Guided tours : up to 50 persons.

Looking for an original idea for a day out?