In the vicinity

On a rocky spur, the high towers of the enclosure overlook the medieval town, the waters of the Vienne and the green landscapes of the valley.

The medieval town bears the traces of this prestigious past. The town of Chinon, Town of Art and History, and its museum Le Carroi complete the discovery of an exceptional heritage, inherited from the Middle Ages. At nightfall, discover the lighting of the Royal Fortress of Chinon.

The site benefits from an exceptional view of the Loire Valley, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. To the north, the panorama of the plateau invites you to take a look at another of the treasures of the Chinon region: its vineyards, whose praises were already sung by Rabelais.

Benefiting from an exceptional environment, many activities are available near the Fortress: visit to wine cellars, boat trip on the Vienne river, hiking or biking in the heart of the vineyards.

Forteresse royale de Chinon - Crédit : Léonard de serres
Forteresse royale de Chinon - Crédit : Léonard de serres

Discover the many castles, abbeys and museums that bear witness to the prestigious past of the Loire Valley.

Visit 8 historical sites in Touraine and 2 wineries with the West Touraine Pass.
With a ticket purchased at full price in one of the 10 sites, you benefit from a preferential price in the 9 others.

Castle and gardens of Villandry
Castle of Langeais
Castle and gardens of Rivau
Castle of Azay-Le-Rideau
Royal Abbey of Fontevraud
Balzac Museum
Rabelais Museum
Cellar of the château de l'Aulée
Cellar Pierre and Bertrand Couly

The Fortress is located in the heart of the Loire Anjou Touraine Regional Nature Park.

Find out more about the Loire Anjou Touraine Regional Nature Park

Catering, accommodation, cellar visits and tailor-made stays: 

Azay Chinon - Loire Valley Tourist Office
+ 33 (0)2 47 93 13 45