Carroi: Art and History Museum of Chinon
Established in the House of the Estates-General, the art and history museum of Chinon exhibits archaeological collections and medieval statues. It also contains the cope of St Mexme (12C), the largest piece of Arab silk in Europe, and a full-length portrait of Rabelais by Delacroix. The reception hall on the second floor sports a hull-shaped timber ceiling and displays collections devoted to local history.
Address:44 rue Haute-St-Maurice, 37500 Chinon
Phone:+33 2 47 93 18 12
Price:3 € (-12 years old free of charge) €
early May-mid Sep: daily except Tue 2.30pm-6.30pm; rest of year: Fri and weekends 2pm-6pm - closed mid Nov-end Mar