Tourism Chinon

The town of Chinon, located in the Indre-et-Loire, is situated next to the Vienna river  against a hill with steep slopes, suitable for fortifications.


The buildings are the witness of the medieval period, a time of prosperity for the town of Chinon, like the fortress and the old church of Saint-Mexme. But visitors can also find monuments more modest but still impressive, from that time until today. It is possible to admire the medieval half-timbered houses but also bourgeois buildings, all rubbing themselves and forming a harmonious whole, a rich historic center where visitors love to walk.


The fortress welcomes hikers at the top of the hill, overlooking the lower town, which seems to nestle at her feet. Along the river, there are now no more walls, but only banks dating from the 19th, on which stand proudely anciet plane trees.

To have an overview of the city, which is labeled "City of Art and History," just go for a walk up the hill and go to the chapel of St. Radegund from the fortress.

Famous for its numerous monuments of the past, Chinon is also well known for its wines that have inspired such François Rabelais. He chose these environments to support her characters as Gargantua and Pantagruel.

Sights of Chinon

Val de Loire

  • Thème : Sites and museums
  • Départ : Amboise
  • Durée : 6 jours

The 'Val de Loire' area was listed world heritage by UNESCO and is located in the Loire valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes-sur-Loire.

Day 1 : Amboise Castle Day 2 : Ussé Castle Day 3 : Villandry Castle Day 4 : Chenonceau Castle


  • Thème : Sciences and discovery
  • Départ : Chinon
  • Durée : 5 jours

Chinon is a commune located in the department of Indre-et-Loire in the Centre region.

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Discover the city in Indre-et-Loire department

  • Thème : Sciences and discovery
  • Départ : Avoine
  • Durée : 2 jours

Discover the cities in Indre-et-Loire.

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Bourgeuil is a commune located in the Indre-et-Loire department in the Centre region.

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