Things to see and do - Chinon
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
12 r. Voltaire F - 37500 Chinon
Fitted out in cellars, this living museum enables you to discover work in the vineyards, wine-making and barrel manufacturing.
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. The most interesting sights are pretty houses such a..
44 r. Haute-St-Maurice F - 37500 Chinon
This small museum mostly displays the region's folklore and local history society's collections. Marine objects and scale models of boats remind us of Chinon's river tradition. You can see a magnificent full-length portrait of Rabelais, by Delacroix,..
Prix Prices from : 90 €
"Hotel & restaurant : Among the beautiful castles that bloom in the Loire Valley, Marçay is a place that fosters attaching the art of living on the land that Rabelais liked to call ""the garden of France"". Its restoration pr..
47 Place du Général De Gaulle F - 37500 Chinon
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..
23, rue Rabelais F - 37500 Chinon
Located in Chinon, facing the Vienne River, this hotel is 800 metres from the train station. It offers free Wi-Fi access, a covered terrace overlooking the street and a furnished courtyard. Each room at the La Boule D'or has simple décor and is equi..
11 r. Digue-Saint-Jacques F - 37500 Chinon
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..
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..
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..
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.