Dear visitors,

From 21 July 2021, in accordance with government announcements, access to the Royal Fortress of Chinon
requires the presentation of a health certificate:

  • Certificate of negative PCR, antigenic or supervised self-test test less than 72 hours old with QR Code.
  • Positive test certificate of at least 11 days and less than 6 months with QR Code.
  • Complete vaccination certificate with QR Code.

The conformity of the certificate will be checked at the entrance according to the sanitary rules in force.
The obligation of the "health pass" is postponed to 30 September for young people aged 12 to 17.

Together, let's continue to apply the barrier measures.

See you soon at the Royal Fortress of Chinon!


From July 3th to August 31st


Regular outdoor guided tours every day (30 minutes).
Only in French


La P'tite visite, new in 2021

Fancy to have a fun and sensory experience with your children?
The P'tite visite takes you and your family on a 30-minute discovery tour.
What is the purpose of a castle? Who lives there? Why is it all broken up?
Let yourself be surprised...

Every day at 11am
Only on reservation: +33 (0)2 47 93 13 45 (15 people maximum).
Only in French

Discover the art of war in the Middle Ages, through our  daily activities:


Bricole and trebuchet

Firing demonstrations with our reproductions of war machines.
Only in French

De taille et d'estoc, new in 2021

Presentation of the weapons, gestures and postures used in medieval fencing.
This art of fighting with long swords was reserved for the princes and knights of the Middle Ages.

Every day at 4pm, one or the other of the two activities.
No reservation required

Only in French


Dates:  Every day from July, 3th to August, 31st 2021     

Public: Suitable for all

Price: Included in Admission price