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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

Given that this has a Trip Advisor "Certificate of Excellence", it's a bit surprising that it is not listed in "Things to do in Chinon"! OK, it's high above the town but there is a free lift up from the lower level. Having got up...More

Thank bazzer48
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

To our surprise, we spend 3hours in the castle and enjoyed it very much. The interactive information was well done and there is a lot of interesting aspects to view. The views from the castle were lovely.

Thank fab_ab21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Proper medieval castle, with gatehouse, battlements, arrowslits, moat and endless underground stairways rooms and passages. Add some well put together trébuchet demonstrations and a gift shop well stocked with models of knights princesses and dragons and you have 4 year old heaven, not to mention...More

Thank CoupeColonel
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a walking tour of the fortress and it was fantastic! We learned so many details about the building of the fort and the history of it. There are a few places for sitting outside and relaxing during your tour of the fort. They...More

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As other reviews have said, this is well worth a visit. We spent a good couple of hours here and found it to be interesting with the information well presented. Fantastic views over the town and river.

Thank Louise O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It looks impressive on the outside as you stare up and was really well done inside the fortress. The guide book enabled us to read the history of the various parts and access the interactive stuff inside. With all the stairs in the towers, it...More

Thank Carolyndawson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went when there was a medieval day going on. Therefore we found it much more interesting outside than inside. The views out over the town were for me the best part of this visit. However the castle is pretty and the gardens are lovely....More

Thank Colin K
Reviewed August 15, 2017

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
forteressechinon, Responsable relations clients at Forteresse royale de Chinon, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

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Reviewed July 22, 2017 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 July 13, 2017 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

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