Tickets for Royal Fortress of Chinon

Bring a medieval castle to life using a histopad!

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Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
Wheelchair accessible: An immersive tour is available, with attractive videos and descriptions of the parts of the Fortress that cannot be accessed by visitors with limited mobility
Audio guide: Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Smartphone tickets accepted

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Entrance to the Royal Fortress of Chinon
Histopad (available in English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch & Chinese)
  • Dive into centuries-old history at a fortress in the Loire Valley with a majestic position overlooking the town
  • Climb the giant towers around the fortress and enjoy artsy activities outside, like celebrations and live performances
  • Learn about famous historical figures who passed through the fortress, like Richard the Lionheart and Joan of Arc

Built on top of a rocky hill, the 10th-century Royal Fortress of Chinon was, in 1429, the venue for a historic meeting between Joan of Arc and the future king of France, Charles VII. Feel history unravel as you walk this huge medieval castle and its vast grounds on the banks of the Vienne river.

Climb its numerous towers and follow the circuit through the fortress using a histopad in seven languages! Discover the unlikely icons of history who once lived here.

Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance for pre-bought ticket holders.

Sunday 09:30 - 19:00
Monday 09:30 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 19:00
Thursday 09:30 - 19:00
Friday 09:30 - 19:00
Saturday 09:30 - 19:00
Royal Fortress of Chinon
37500 Chinon, France, 37500, Chinon
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