Ticket to the Royal Fortress of Chinon
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Skip-the-line, Entrance fees included


Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Royal Fortress of Chinon is one of the few medieval sites in the Loire Valley. Come and visit the castle of Chinon and lift the veil on French history secrets through the adventures of Jeanne d'Arc and Richard Coeur de Lion.Take the time to visit this heritage and follow in the footsteps of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henri II of England, and Joan of Arc with the use of HistoPad! Travel back through to the Middle Ages with a spectacular virtual 360° experience in the 12th, 14th, and 15th centuries.Enjoy an informative experience for adults and fun activity for children who can take part in a treasure hunt! Treasure hunters will receive a reward by email. Bigger kids can also take a medieval selfie with virtual costumes to dress up in with the HistoPad.

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Please present your voucher at the reception of the castle. The fortress is a 20-minute walk from Chinon station and a 5-minute drive. Bus: line B, from Chinon station to the Ccemetery (5 min from the fortress).


2 Rue du Château, 37500 Chinon, France

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  • Interactive tour with the HistoPad
  • Treasure hunt for children
  • Entrance ticket


  • Loire Valley and Castles

    The Loire Valley, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is located just a short ride from Paris and is known for its magnificent castles, its picturesque villages, sophisticated cities and outstanding wines. There are over 300 castles in the Valley ranging from fortified castles of the 10th century to beautiful residences constructed during the 15th and 16th century.

  • Chinon Fortress

    Overlooking the River Vienne in the Loire Valley is where you can find the Royal Fortress of Chinon, UNESCO World Heritage Site. You won’t be able to miss the medieval castle as it towers over Chinon. Step back in time as you explore inside, wander around the rooms and even climb its towers!

Additional Information

  • Explore a medieval fortress in the Loire Valley with a HistoPad
  • The interactive tour with the HistoPad is available in 9 languages: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, and Russian
  • Immerse yourself in the history secrets of France and England
  • The languages spoken on-site are French and English
  • Be captivated by the stories of important figures of the Middle Ages
  • Proof of identity may be requested at the ticket counter
  • Suitable for people with mobility impairments
  • Dogs are forbidden except outside (held on a leash)
  • Possibility to eat near the site at Le Lysandre

Extras Available

If the displayed extras are not bookable via our website, you can book and pay locally within the destination

  • Wheelchair accessible

Guide Languages

  • English

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • Russian

  • Spanish

  • German

  • Italian

  • French

  • Dutch

Cancellation Policy

This product can not be cancelled, amended or refunded.