Things to see and do - Chinon
Unmissable tourist sites
Chinon Travel guide
Chinon : Michelin's recommendations
It was in Chinon’s remarkable medieval fortress that Joan of Arc recognised a disguised Charles VII as the future king of France. Leaving its walls, the quaysides of the River Vienne lead to the medieval alleyways of Old Chinon, where visitors will be enchanted by the spirit of Rabelais and the renowned local wine.
Tourist attractions Chinon : Things to see and do
pl. du Gén.-de-Gaulle F - 37500 Chinon
You can see the remains of timber-framed Medieval houses while roaming Chinon's alleys, notably in Rue Voltaire or Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau. The Grand Carroi was the town centre in Medieval times. Along the way, you'll see churchs such as St. Étienn..
r. du Château F - 37500 Chinon
Built in the 12C, abandoned by the court in the 15C, purchased by Cardinal Richelieu in the 17C, before being progressively abandoned, this fortress was rescued by Mérimée. Sited on a rocky outcrop, it is made up of the fort de Coudray with a 13C kee..
44 r. Haute-St-Maurice F - 37500 Chinon
This small museum primarily displays the region's folklore and local history society's collections. Marine objects and scale models of boats recall Chinon's river tradition. Visitors can see a magnificent full-length portrait of Rabelais by Delacroix..
47 Place du Général De Gaulle F - 37500 Chinon
Prix Prices from : 78 €
The beautifully restored 16th-century residence is set in the land of famous writer Rabelais in the heart of the medieval quarter of the old town of Chinon and in the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Natural Regional Park. Decorated harmoniously, the spacious a..
21-25, rue Rabelais. F - 37500 CHINON
"The ""Boule d'Or"" is a former 18th century coaching inn located in the centre of town, opposite the river Vienne and 800m from the chateau of Chinon. Annie & Jean-Claude invite you to discover regional specialities made wit..
12, Place Jeanne d'Arc F - 37500 Chinon
Prix Prices from : 68 €
This charming 19th-century house is located in Chinon, in the heart of the Regional Natural Park Loire-Anjou-Touraine and the Loire Valley. It offers uniquely decorated rooms and guests can relax on the shadowed terrace, by the garden. All of the ro..
42 r. Rabelais F - 37500 Chinon
Be sure to consult the suggestions on the slate board at L'Ardoise! Duck in a salt crust, steamed cod fillet with soy sauce, lemongrass and spices, truffle pancakes in season... Indulging his passion for Asia, the chef concocts well-crafted dishes wi..
13 r. Rabelais F - 37500 Chinon
The ocean breeze blows as far inland as Chinon! As its name suggests, this restaurant gives seafood pride of place. The chef prepares very fresh fish, adding a dash of originality, with a pinch of spice here and a hint of sweet and sour there. Good v..
78 r. Voltaire F - 37500 Chinon
Trinkets, little paintings and photos from the 1930s contribute to the charm of this restaurant in Chinon's old town. Contemporary cuisine made with fresh ingredients.
11 r. Digue-Saint-Jacques F - 37500 Chinon
49 pl. du Gén. -de-Gaulle F - 37500 Chinon
Named after the red hats worn by the coach drivers of the royal mail. An apt name seeing as Chinon Château stands very close to this restaurant, which you will recognise by the fountain out front. The excellent cuisine remains faithful to the seasons..