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Chinon

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Indre-et-Loire

Chinon - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Indre-et-Loire
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Pleasantly situated on the edge of the Vienne River, the old town of Chinon is dominated by its castle, a real fortress endowed with ramparts. A walk in the medieval town reveals pretty half-timbered houses and period properties such as the Red House (Maison Rouge), the Bailliage Palace and the États Généraux mansion, which contains the museum of old Chinon. From the old town, a sloping path takes you to the château on foot. Up there, the view of the town and its surroundings is fantastic. The inside of the fortress is also worth a visit.

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Chinon

The royal fortress of Chinon houses a collection of works of Joan of Arc. The fortress has undergone major restoration work. A modern set design is installed in the royal house.

Things to see and do

Chinon with its medieval fortress well impressive. Gallo-Roman castrum and fortress of the Counts of Blois. Chinon pass in the 11th century at the hands of his enemies, the counts of Anjou. In the years that followed, Chinon had several kings, dukes and other people of importance. It should also explore the medieval old town, with its pointed roofs and winding streets, between the banks of the Vienne and the escarpment of the castle. Many medieval houses, timbered facades on corbels carved stone gables flanked by turrets.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Traditional toue boat ride on the Vienne
Nature and the great outdoors11 € Chinon
Guided excursion on a retro scooter
Sports sensations125 € to 186 € La Ville-aux-Dames

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Transport

Events and festivities

Market on Thursday.

Chinon Jazz in early June.

Medieval market in early August.

Traditional market in August.

Every third Sunday of the month, the flea market along the banks of the Vienne.

Photos

Royal dwellings, royal fortress of Chinon
Royal dwellings, royal fortress of Chinon
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Medieval city
Medieval city
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View of Chinon and its royal fortress
View of Chinon and its royal fortress
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Castle of Chinon
Castle of Chinon
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Statue of Rabelais
Statue of Rabelais
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Home
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Royal fortress of Chinon, view of the Vienne
Royal fortress of Chinon, view of the Vienne
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The fort of Courday, royal fortress of Chinon
The fort of Courday, royal fortress of Chinon
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Royal Fortress of Chinon
Royal Fortress of Chinon
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Canoeing in Chinon
Canoeing in Chinon
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