Royal Fortress of Chinon

Enjoy an interactive and entertaining visit in the most prestigious medieval fortress of the Loire Valley, to meet the great characters of history: Aliénor of Aquitaine, Richard Lionheart, Joan of Arc... What’s more, there is a fabulous view of Rabelais’ city and the Vienne valley and the vineyards of Chinon !

The Royal Fortress is letting us in on their through various reconstructions, immersive augmented reality (with HistoPad) and events.

Open all year round (except 01/01 and 25/12)

  • Jan-Feb-Nov-Dec. : 9:30 am-5pm
  • March-April-Sept-Oct : 9:30am-6pm
  • From 1st May au 31 August : 9:30am-7pm

Coming up: 

The Heritage Days will be held on 16 and 17 September.
Visitors are reminded that admission to the site is free on those 2 days.

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