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Forteresse royale de Chinon

37500, France
+33 2 47 93 13 45
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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 and Joan of Arc. Full price : 8.50 € Reduced rate : 6.50 € Free for children less than 7 years.
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37500, France
+33 2 47 93 13 45
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Well worth a visit. Steeped in French and English history. Lots of information available about the fortress; very educational. Picnic area and cafe available. Most importantly there is an outside lift to the fortress (there are lots of steps to get there) hence no excuse...More

Thank BarbnLuke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We entered and did a half hour walk around the walls and remaining buildings including climbing the clock tower. Nothin unique or remarkable. It looks much more impressing from the outside then when you are inside.

Thank Moshe D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The fortress is situated on a hill above the relatively small town of Chiron. The first impression is that of a typical castle ruin. However, the area is quite sizeable and they did a good job providing all kinds of interesting information and little bits...More

Thank DGieskens
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

If it weren't for its historical significance, we wouldn't have come. There are modern exhibits throughout to explain the history, which was nice for our son. However, there's not much left of the site. Although, it was still very good with medieval re-enactors manning trebuchet's...More

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We were here for a tour visit and really enjoyed it! There are movies inside showing you how were the life back then.

Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Stunning view from the tower. Many attractions for kids, behind the ticket office there is a place where the kids dress like knights, archery, playing with a mace free of charge.

Thank Borislav2010
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

The fortress is a very beautiful place to visit, but I think that it's a little expensive. There are many castles and interesting things that you can see for the same price. It's interesting, with a lot of information, videos, etc, but all the rooms...More

Thank XnaxomerX
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

It is a nice old fortress but the rooms and towers are a bit repetitive. There are good audio and video stories / guides (in French) around the rooms. Nice views of Chinon but a little pricey for what it is (8,5€). Moreover people under...More

Thank Koral88
Reviewed 3 July 2017

She Who Must Be Obeyed and I love visiting castles and this is a good one.There are plenty of well labelled exhibits and lots of nooks and crannies to explore as well as collections of weaponry (trebuchets and catapults, etc) in the gardens. The guide...More

Thank Dancing_Badger
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We spent an interesting few hours exploring this French medieval fortress, renowned for it's linkage with Joan of Arc. King Charles VII lived in the Chinon Castle from 1427 to 1450 where Joan met him and implored him to give her an army as she...More

Thank Michael T
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