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Chateau de Chinon

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Address: Avenue Francois Mitterand, France
Phone Number: 02-47-93-13-45
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lovely and warm

We had fled from Fontevrault the previous day because it was bitterly cold, so it was a wonderful surprise to find a heated chateau ! Nice walk up to it from the town, or you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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Saint-Just-Luzac, France
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A good place to visit. You should think about how it would be here in the medieval time. Think of a journey into the past, it can be very pleasurable and difficult for some. Come here and try.

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Skipton
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Visited with my grandson, who had a great time up and down the many sets of stairs, oh how I wish I was 6 again!!!

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Adelaide
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206 reviews 206 reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were lucky to be advised by the Tourist Office in Chinon that an English speaking tour commenced at the time we planned on visiting the Fortress. It turns out that we had our guide Marie (a Chinon local) all to ourselves. She was excellent - asking questions to ascertain what we would like to learn and see, and sharing... More 

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Saint-Just-Luzac, France
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We had fled from Fontevrault the previous day because it was bitterly cold, so it was a wonderful surprise to find a heated chateau ! Nice walk up to it from the town, or you can go in the lift (free).

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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307 reviews 307 reviews
208 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a large ancient castle that was started in the 10th century. Go up the tower at the main gate for a nice view. There are a few buildings you can tour. The furnishings are sparse and everything is in French, so don’t expect a well-furnished castle. There are multimedia shows that take away from the experience as most... More 

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London
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A very worthwhile excursion to this historic fortress & chateau. Wonderful views over medieval Chinon and the river valley. The chateau was hosting very illuminating exhibitions on both the Knights Templars & Joan of Arc during our visit. An enjoyable visit to a venue steeped in regional history.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

If you haven't got a lot of time in France and you are looking for a place which has many examples of what is classic French, then Chinon is the place for you.The Chateau has a wonderful visual display of its History,involving Henry 11, Joan of Arc,Richard the Lion Heart and Prince John amongst others.A great free tour at 11AM... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Château de Chinon is located on a cliff above the Vienne River in the medieval town of Chinon, France. Chinon is located about 30 miles southwest of Tours, France. If you are staying in Chinon it is easy to go up the hill and reach the castle using the towns outside elevator. We parked in a free parking lot... More 

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New York City, New York, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the Château de Chinon very much. I was very interested to see this castle as it played a significant role in history. The displays throughout provided helpful information about the significance and enhanced our appreciation of the place.

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Colorado
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Not only is the castle and its grounds wonderful and atmospheric, but they have installed an elevator from the town square so that you don't have to hike up there, a clever and functional idea I have never seen anywhere else. It isn't that big a hike, but still - what a concept. The gift shop is great also, as... More 

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