Royal fortress of Chinon

Chinon is located at the crossroads of 3 provinces: Poitou, Anjou and Touraine.
Charles VII made it one of his favorite residences in 1427.

The history of the royal fortress of Chinon

The royal fortress of Chinon was a strategic site above the city. Its construction was successively handled by the Counts of Blois, of Anjou, the Plantagenets and the Kings of France.
The fortress was the main home of the Kings of England between 1154 and 1205.

Visit of the royal fortress of Chinon

Our team invites you to visit this amazing fortress and discover the city of Chinon which was made famous by the writer: François Rabelais.
See the great figures of history: Alienor of Aquitaine, Joan of Arc, Richard the Lionheart, in the most prestigious fortress of the Loire Valley.