Royal Fortress of Chinon
Historic site and monument

Royal Fortress of Chinon

  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking

A unique medieval fortress located in the Loire Valley! This high place in the History of France – Joan of Arc met Charles VII there in 1429 – offers a very interactive visit: Histopad, videos, game plan… Family entertainment during school holidays.

About us

A millennial history... and a contemporary approach to visit.

Classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Royal Fortress of Chinon is a unique ensemble in Touraine. The Fortress is one of the few medieval fortified castles in the Loire Valley.
Its history is associated with famous figures: Henri II Plantagenêt, Jacques de Molay, Charles VII, Joan of Arc, Prosper Mérimée...
During your visit, you will discover buildings and towers from all eras: mill tower, dog tower, Coudray tower, Boissy tower, Argenton tower, clock tower, treasury tower, royal residences , palace of King Henry II Plantagenet...

Throughout the year, discover the most prestigious medieval fortress in the Loire Valley by taking advantage of the various visit tools at your disposal: Histopad, interactive booklet and sound terminals, models, fun map and games for children , augmented realities, life-size escape games for adults or children.

And enjoy the magnificent views of the medieval city, the vineyards of Chinonais and the Vienne valley!

Brands & Labels
Trademarks & labels | Loire by bike
Trademarks & labels | Loire by bike
Trademarks & labels | Home bike
Trademarks & labels | Home bike
Trademarks & labels | Vineyards and discoveries
Trademarks & labels | Vineyards and discoveries
Trademarks & labels | Tourism Quality
Trademarks & labels | Tourism Quality

Duration:

From: 01 / 05 / 24 To: 31 / 08 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 09AM to 30PM Last entry times: 18:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday :
    from 09AM to 30PM Last entry times: 18:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday :
    from 09AM to 30PM Last entry times: 18:30 p.m.
  • Thursday :
    from 09AM to 30PM Last entry times: 18:30 p.m.
  • Friday :
    from 09AM to 30PM Last entry times: 18:30 p.m.
  • On Saturday:
    from 09AM to 30PM Last entry times: 18:30 p.m.
  • Sunday:
    from 09AM to 30PM Last entry times: 18:30 p.m.
From: 01 / 09 / 24 To: 31 / 10 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 09AM to 30PM Last entry times: 17:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday :
    from 09AM to 30PM Last entry times: 17:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday :
    from 09AM to 30PM Last entry times: 17:30 p.m.
  • Thursday :
    from 09AM to 30PM Last entry times: 17:30 p.m.
  • Friday :
    from 09AM to 30PM Last entry times: 17:30 p.m.
  • On Saturday:
    from 09AM to 30PM Last entry times: 17:30 p.m.
  • Sunday:
    from 09AM to 30PM Last entry times: 17:30 p.m.
From: 01 / 11 / 24 To: 31 / 12 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 09AM to 30PM Last entry times: 16:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday :
    from 09AM to 30PM Last entry times: 16:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday :
    from 09AM to 30PM Last entry times: 16:30 p.m.
  • Thursday :
    from 09AM to 30PM Last entry times: 16:30 p.m.
  • Friday :
    from 09AM to 30PM Last entry times: 16:30 p.m.
  • On Saturday:
    from 09AM to 30PM Last entry times: 16:30 p.m.
  • Sunday:
    from 09AM to 30PM Last entry times: 16:30 p.m.

Exceptional closure(s): January 1, December 25

Discounted tickets on sale in our tourist information offices.

Practical: stroller parking, changing area, bottle warmer.
Label: Grand Site of the Loire Valley.

Prices

From: 02 / 01 / 24 To: 31 / 12 / 24
  • Reduced price - Teacher, holder of a TER ticket used on the day of the visit. 8.50€
  • Adult - Possible supplement for special events. 10.50€
  • Kids - Possible supplement for special events. 8.50€
  • Student fee - Possible supplement for special events. 8.50€
  • Big family - Possible supplement for special events. 8.50€
  • Disabled - Person with a disability and an accompanying person. 8.50€
  • Adult group - Possible supplement for special events. 8.50€

Free for cardholders: Icom, Ministry of Culture, tour guide., Free for children under: 7 years old, Minimum age child rate: 7 years old, Maximum age child rate: 18 years old

  • Payment Methods: Bank/credit card, Cheque, Chèques-Vacances Classic, Cash

Pratical information

Spoken languages
  • French
  • English
Services
  • Pet Friendly
Visit
  • Educational visits
  • Theme visit
  • Guided tours
Shops
  • Shop
Customer support / practice
  • Permanent animator
  • Wifi Internet access
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Tourist information
Customer support / booking
  • Reservation of services
Catering
Children welcome
  • Recreation center
Equipments Interior equipment
  • Toilets
Bathroom installation
  • Public toilets
Motorhome
  • Motorhome parking area
Cultural leisure facilities
  • Show room
Parking
  • Parking
  • Parking nearby
  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Cycling Parking
Age
  • Minimum age: 4 years
Tourism & Disability Brand Labels
  • Tourism and Handicap brand - hearing impairment
  • Tourism and Handicap brand - mental disability
  • Tourism and Handicap brand - visual impairment
Adapted tourism criteria
  • Adapted services for hearing loss
  • Adapted benefits for mental impairment
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
  • Magnetic buckle available at reception
  • Presentation of the place accessible to visually impaired people at the reception

Contact information

20–22 rue de la Prefecture
37500 chinon