Fortresse Royale de Chinon

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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 keep by Philippe Auguste, the château du Milieu overlooked by the tall clock tower, the royal lodgings, evoking Joan of Arc's meeting with Charles VII, and the fort Saint-Georges which fell into disuse in the 18C.

Useful information

Address : 

Rue du Château, 37500 Chinon

Phone:

+33 2 47 93 13 45

Nearby tourist attractions

Carroi: Art and History Museum of Chinon
Carroi: Art and History Museum of Chinon
Established in the House of the Estates
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Grand Carroi
Grand Carroi
0:15
Wine and Cooperage Museum
Wine and Cooperage Museum
Fittingly located in cellars, fourteen
Old Chinon
Old Chinon
You can see the remains of timber-framed
1:30
Château du Rivau
Château du Rivau
This proud castle was first built in the
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Grand Carroi
Grand Carroi
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Old Chinon
Old Chinon
You can see the remains of timber-framed
1:30
Château du Rivau
Château du Rivau
This proud castle was first built in the
1:00
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Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Carroi: Art and History Museum of Chinon
Carroi: Art and History Museum of Chinon
Established in the House of the Estates
1:00
Wine and Cooperage Museum
Wine and Cooperage Museum
Fittingly located in cellars, fourteen
Château du Rivau
Château du Rivau
This proud castle was first built in the
1:00
See all