Are you looking for an original idea for a day out for your association or the members of your works council? The team at the Fortress is on hand to find the best visit package for your requirements. Whether you need information about time constraints, group numbers or accessibility... We can answer any questions you may have.
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE
A large car park for coaches and cars is situated close to the entrance of the Fortress.
In the summer season, Le Lysandre, located inside the Fortress, serves delicious, quality food. You will also find a large number of restaurants close to the Fortress.
The Royal Fortress of Chinon is committed to delivering quality service to its visitors.
Visit our Facilities page to see all the little extras we provide for our visitors. Visit our Facilities page to see all the little extras we provide for our visitors.
The Fortress offers you a guided tour for no extra price.
Prices: €8.50 (for groups of 15 people or more)
THE GUIDED TOUR
Guided tours can take up to 50 people.
If your group is bigger, you can form two tour groups.
The guided tour takes one hour. Leave another hour so that you have plenty of time to discover the royal lodgings and the different towers of the Fortress. If your group includes elderly visitors or mobility impaired visitors, the Fortress provides folding cane seats for visitors’ comfort during the visit.
Booking required and subject to availability (especially for visits in other languages).
You can visit the Fortress with a self-guided tour using the interactive booklet that will guide you as you visit. Available in
We can also offer Histopad.
A choice of different themed tours: “The Plantagenêts”, “War in the Middle Ages” and more.
Experience a jam-packed day out for €14: visit the Royal Fortress of Chinon, followed by the Musée Rabelais, and finish off with a wine-tasting session accompanied with some bread.
Depending on the time of year you visit, enjoy different temporary exhibitions all year round at no extra cost.
FOR SMALL GROUPS - ESPECIALLY WORK GROUPS
€17 OR €21 PER PERSON.
The Royal Fortress of Chinon regularly works with the other tourist sites in the area and with the Chinon Tourist Office.
If you are staying in the Chinon area, there is accommodation available near the Fortress.
Tel. +33 (0)2 47 93 13 45