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ROYAL FORTRESS OF CHINON
ROYAL FORTRESS OF CHINON
ROYAL FORTRESS OF CHINON
ROYAL FORTRESS OF CHINON
ROYAL FORTRESS OF CHINON
ROYAL FORTRESS OF CHINON
ROYAL FORTRESS OF CHINON
ROYAL FORTRESS OF CHINON
ROYAL FORTRESS OF CHINON
ROYAL FORTRESS OF CHINON

The royal fortress in Chinon is located in the Centre Val de Loire region. Overlooking the town, the fortress built by the Counts of Anjou, notably the Plantagenets, recalls the time when the history of France and England was intimately entwined. In 1429, the historic meeting took place between Joan of Arc and the Dauphin, the future Charles VII, in the Great Hall.

ESSENTIALS

Strategic point in French History

The outcrop of rock on which the Royal Fortress of Chinon was built is a strategic site located at the meeting point of three French provinces: Anjou, Poitou and Touraine. It was first occupied by Antiquity, and has been coveted ever since.

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INCONTOURNABLES

Haut lieu de l'Histoire de France

À la croisée de trois provinces : l’Anjou, le Poitou et la Touraine, l’éperon rocheux où se dresse la forteresse royale de Chinon est un site stratégique occupé dès l’Antiquité et convoité de tout temps.

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UNUSUAL

A fortress of the third millennium

After an unprecedented seven-year reconstruction project in Europe, this beautiful military fortress has been restored to its full glory and ancient splendor – Welcome to the fortress of the third millennium!Attempt to conquer the many towers along the 150 meters (500 feet) of restored walls. Thanks to an interactive exhibition of royal lodgings, you can immerse yourself in the civil and military history of the fortress! Slip into the character of one of the many great figures that have marked the history of this site over the years while admiring the restored royal house as it was in the fifteenth century!

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COUPS DE COEUR

Rabelais Museum, house of La Devinière – Seuilly

Just two steps from the charming village of Seuilly, mentioned in the "Pichrocolean Wars" by Rabelais, is La Devinière - the house where François Rabelais was born. It invites you to enter the universe of this writer who authored such works as of Gargantua and Pantagruel. Discover the museum and its collections of portraits and old works, its caves (troglodyte dwelling), and gardens planted with vines.
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