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Royal Fortress of Chinon - CRT Centre Val de Loire - EN
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Royal Fortress of Chinon

Royal Fortress of Chinon à CHINON © 9

The fortress, with its majestic position overlooking the town, built by Count Thibaut I of Blois, invites the visitor into the heart of France’s and England’s history. The court of Henry II Plantagenet and Eleanor of Aquitaine was established here in the 12 century.

Opening times

From 01/09/2020 to 01/11/2020

Opening days :

  • monday from 09h30 to 18h00
  • tuesday from 09h30 to 18h00
  • wednesday from 09h30 to 18h00
  • thursday from 09h30 to 18h00
  • friday from 09h30 to 18h00
  • saturday from 09h30 to 18h00
  • sunday from 09h30 to 18h00
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From 02/11/2020 to 31/12/2020

Opening days :

  • monday from 09h30 to 17h00
  • tuesday from 09h30 to 17h00
  • wednesday from 09h30 to 17h00
  • thursday from 09h30 to 17h00
  • friday from 09h30 to 17h00
  • saturday from 09h30 to 17h00
  • sunday from 09h30 to 17h00

Certification labels

  • La Loire à Vélo
  • Qualité Tourisme
  • Accueil vélo
  • Accueil Vélo site de visite et de loisirs
  • Démarche d'excellence grands sites
  • Rendez-vous en France
  • Site Ambassadeur Unesco
  • Vignobles et Découvertes
  • Hearing handicap
  • Mental handicap
  • Visual handicap
  • Listed or registered (CNMHS)
  • UNESCO World Heritage
  • Plus Beaux Détours de France
  • Ville d'art et d'histoire

Prices & Payment methods

  • Full adult price : 10,50€
  • Annual subscription pass : 16€
  • Discount rate : 8,50€ 7/18 years old, students, disabled & large families
  • Group rate : 8,50€ + 10 pers.
  • Other rates : From 23€ to 27€
  • Free rate - 7 years old, unemployed

Payment methods

  • Carte bleue
  • Debit cards
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash
  • Eurocard - Mastercard
  • Money transfer
  • Visa


Description of heritage

  • Descriptif du site et monument historique
    After a colossal renovation project that lasted six years, 150 metres of ramparts were restored at the Chinon Royal Fortress and the logis royaux recovered their 15th century Touraine aspect. Interactive and entertaining, the modern museum display and stage design bring this historical site to life. What's more, there is a fabulous view of Rabelais' city and the Vienne valley.

Spoken languages

  • French
  • English


  • Tea room
  • Snackbar


  • Interactive terminal
  • Shop
  • Play area


  • Bar / refreshment bar
  • Indoor children's games
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi
  • Bus parking


  • Handicap access


Groups accepted

  • Maximum group size: 100
  • Minimum group size: 15


Languages of the visit :
  • French
  • English
  • Brazilian
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Russian

Average duration of the group visit: 01h00
Average duration of the individual visit:02h00


On site

  • Specific theme activities
  • Adult workshop
  • Junior workshop
  • Conferences
  • Temporary exhibitions


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