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  • 1 Old Chinon Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 2 Fortresse Royale de Chinon Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 3 Wine and Cooperage Museum

    Museums and art

    12 r. Voltaire F - 37500 Chinon

    Fittingly located in cellars, this living museum enables visitors to learn about the processes in the vineyards, wine-making and barrel manufacturing.

  • 4 Folk Museum

    Museums and art

    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..

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