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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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We just walked up from the village (though it's possible to drive up the back way). Didn't pay for any tour but just walked arround the castle, grounds and tower). Saw a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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New Orleans, United States

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Rochdale, England, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place to visit. Interesting remains with royal chambers restored. Really well done tour with lots of info about the history of the castle and the legend of King Arthur. Leave plenty of time if visiting with children as there are lots of interactive displays. Views from the ramparts are stunning.

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New Orleans, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We just walked up from the village (though it's possible to drive up the back way). Didn't pay for any tour but just walked arround the castle, grounds and tower). Saw a great faconry show.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We came to see chinon based on a guardian news review that recommended it because it was the fortress that Joan of arc left to fight from and it's one of the few fortress in the valley. I found it disappointing as it's poorly restored, barren has videos of King Arthur stuff all over in an attempt to make it... More 

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Parthenay, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the castle today 29/07/2015 and were very disappointed that we had no choice in addition to our entry fee of 8.50€ it was compulsory to pay an extra 2.50€ per person so that we could watch an animated film about King Arthur. Apparently this additional charge is compulsory every Wednesday. We did not wish to see this film... More 

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forteressechinon, Responsable relations clients at Chateau de Chinon, responded to this review

(Dear) Madam, (dear) Sir, We were sorry to read about your disappointment concerning the entrance fee increase to the fortress of Chinon on Wednesdays. However, we had relayed the information via the radio and local media, but also leaflets and posters, including before the entrance doors of the Reception Hall. Nevertheless, it remains possible that the translation in English given... More 

Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit very much. We were only in Chinon a couple of days and spent half a day in the castle. We arrived just before 11 when a guided tour in English was due to begin. We often shy away from these but as we were there at the right time we decided to go for it. So... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My family and I stayed in Chinon for three days recently. We visited the Chateau de Chinon and started at the visitor's center. We met Marie and she gave us an excellent commentary about the chateau and its history and the part it played in the wars between England and France. She was very knowledgeable and her English is superb.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

There were exhibitions about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and Joan of Arc. Cafe was closed unfortunately on the day we visited.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The Chateau de Chinon has changed lots since my last visit a lot of years ago. It is a great castle well laid out of with full English guides and even tours it takes you through the French power struggles of the Middle Ages. A leisurely walk along the castle along a cliff top brings stunning views of the river... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This fortress of three buildings in Chinon of which two have been restored dates from the 11th-15th C. A great place for kids to discover the Legend of King Arthur and his loyal Knights of the Round Table. The Chateau du Milieu contains the main part of the medieval castle and the clock tower which houses the Joan of Arc... More 

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England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Pleasantly suprised with this place. Firstly it was a reasonble price compared to National Trust properties (8.50 Euros), and the guidebooks were in English and lots of other languages at no extra cost. The whole place was clearly marked out and the guidebooks had some sort of scanner which meant you could listen to English commentary (clever). In one area... More 

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Address: Avenue Francois Mitterand, France
Phone Number: 02-47-93-13-45
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley

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