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Forteresse royale de Chinon

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The royal fortress of Chinon has been built between Xth century and XVth century. It has been restaured on XXIth century. Come and discover all of famous figures of the fortress : the Plantagenêts, the Kings of France Philippe Auguste, Charles VII...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 93 13 45
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Prepare to climb steps! this is a really great half day out to explore an ancient Fortress that has been built continually over many hundreds of years. The views over the town and river are superb. Once finished you can even go next door for...More

Thank SimonJDW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are used to british castles then this may be a bit of a disappointment. However, it is still worth a look and you do get some spectacular views of the country side. There are some interesting bits and bobs to see around the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy parking. English spoken by staff. Very child friendly lots of interactive stuff. Great cafe on site serving organic and local produce Views excellent take a good camera

Thank Ola J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our time at the fortress. I think we spent about 3 hours there slowly looking through the information boards and reading the English language guidebook. It no Chatsworth House or Warwick Castle but its interesting and offers some lovely views over the Chinon...More

Thank Pathfinder617
Reviewed 9 August 2018

It is well worth visiting this location, not just for the history but also for the views, you can see for miles over the countryside and along the river. The description of the castles use over the centuries and the exhibits are very good and...More

Thank canoninvest
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a castle rather than a chateau, and you can imagine how this place looked in medieval times. Chinon is a lovely town and their chateau is definitely worth a visit for 9 euros, even if it is for the views. Like many chateau...More

Thank Jimvin
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Very interesting fort and it brought together French and English history very well. Loads to explore and helpful guides to point bits of interest out. There are stunning views from the clock tower on a clear day. The art installations in the various towers were...More

Thank StudentBum
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Spent a lovely morning exploring the grounds looking out at the stunning scenery. Plenty of shade and chairs for a picnic. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Very well preserved fortress overlooking beautiful Chinon. As previously stated a lift takes you from the car park to the base of the fort. Nice reception area 9 euro ticket for adult. Excellent staff who spoke English, very helpful and informative. Guide books available, took...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

We enjoyed our visit and learning more about the connection to Joan of Arc. The exhibits were interesting although some of the interactive displays weren't working. In the grounds there was a talk about the armour worn through the centuries and a couple of children...More

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Maryse B
21 January 2018|
Response from Chateau_Chinon | Property representative |
Thank you for showing an interest on our fortresse. The price for the entrance is 9€ (except if you show us your full price ticket of any other Partner "Ouest Tourain Pass" monument -see list on forteressechinon in... More
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