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Forteresse Royale de Chinon - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

2 Rue du Château, 37500 Chinon, France


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About Forteresse Royale de Chinon

A majestic royal fortress which was Overlooking the River Vienne which was built by the Count of Blois. Used as a residence by Charles VII in the 15th century and also served as a prison in the 16th century. This beautiful building also has a museum that gives light to the history of this castle. This building is listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.

Attractions Near Forteresse Royale de Chinon

Château du Rivau
Château du Rivau9.75km from Forteresse Royale de Chinon

A genuine medieval castle at the heart of a UNESCO world heritage site, and also botanical arts in a 6ha Garden with contemporary sculptures and also a multi-cuisine restaurant is here. This building was given to captain Tolmere as a reward for his victories in the Picrocholean Wars. It has been classified as a Monument Historique since 1918 by the French Ministry of Culture.

Château d'Ussé
Château d'Ussé10.03km from Forteresse Royale de Chinon

One of the most surprising castles in the Loire valley. originally built as a stronghold in the Middle Ages but developed over time to become a jewel of French architecture. The current chateau was constructed in the 15th and 16th centuries and later modified in the 17th century to give the elegant castle which is now the home of the Duke of Blacas and his family who lovingly preside over this enchanting place. It was classified as a monument historique in 1931 by the French Ministry of Culture.

Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud
Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud13.92km from Forteresse Royale de Chinon

The Royal Abbey of Our Lady of Fontevraud is one of the largest surviving abbeys dating from the middle ages, located in the village ofFontevraud-l'Abbaye, near Chinon, in the former French duchy of Anjou. From 1804 to 1963, the complex of monastic buildings acted as a prison. The Abbey is situated in the Loire Valley which is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Château de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art
Château de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art14.11km from Forteresse Royale de Chinon

The château de Montsoreau is s a Renaissance-style castle and a museum entirely dedicated to contemporary art.It located in the Loire valley, a UNESCO world heritage site.Numerous activities are coordinated during the year by the Art museum which includes temporary exhibits, conferences, and symposiums.

Musée Maurice Dufresne
Musée Maurice Dufresne17.29km from Forteresse Royale de Chinon

Maurice Dufresne Museum houses an authentic and impressive collection of old vehicles, cars, cycles, planes, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, agricultural machinery or military, vintage posters, and unusual period objects, true retro-mechanical heritage from the 1850s to the 1950s. Nearly 3 hours of visit, a journey through time, family, and inter-generational, to discover more than 3000 exceptional pieces and for many of them, unique in the world.

Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers
Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers17.53km from Forteresse Royale de Chinon

The Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers is a castle located in the town of Trois-Moutiers in the north of the Vienne department, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. the castle was rebuilt in the 1870s in the Gothic Revival style. The surroundings are also arranged so that the building is surrounded by water, as at the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau. One of the nice location which attracts a lot of tourists.

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Centre-Val de Loire
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The Centre-Val de Loire is a large inland region of central France located in the south-west of the French capital Paris. The region is known for its fine historical towns, for its vineyards and agricultural produce, and for its many beautiful castles.