From December 7th, 2019 to January 5th 2020, seven major monuments of the Loire Valley will celebrate christmas time throughout some extraordinary trails of visit and activities. They will provide you the perfect opportunity to combine the discovery of some outstanding places of interest with christmas fairy.


Christmas at the Royal Fortress of Chinon

Under the tree

 In 2019, the Royal Fortress of Chinon will transport visitors back to their childhoods by displaying, under Christmas trees decorated in styles from many different eras, the toys and games of the 20th century. From the golden age of department store windows with their fairy-tale displays (late 19th century) to the post-war economic boom to the ‘90s, let us take you back to Christmases of yesteryear.


In the Fortress towers, you’ll discover the history of Christmas toys, department store poster reproductions and more Christmas trees elaborately decorated with an interplay of materials, ornaments, and lighting.



Guided tours of the exhibition, at 3 pm every weekend of December and  every day from December 21th to January 5th.

(on booking for groups apart from those time slots)
Only in French.

Public: all publics
Rates: included in entrance rate


Escape Game for children

Workshop (prior reservation required): +33 (0)2 47 93 13 45
Suitable for: children aged 7 and over.
Price: €11 for first child and €9 for additional children.
Only in French