From December 3rd, 2022 to January 2nd, 2023, seven castles in the Loire Valley celebrate Christmas and the New Year’s spirit. Discover the wonder and magic through visits and activities in family.

Christmas at the Royal Fortress of Chinon

Christmas Myths and Legends of Christmas

As part of Christmas in the land of châteaux, the Royal Fortress of Chinon is hosting an artist's project that uses plants to create an organic and magical result.
The scenography of the Christmas legend "The Sunken Castle" revisits the traditional codes of fairy tales. All the ingredients are there: high crenellated towers to overcome, a dragon to defeat and a beautiful princess to save on Christmas Eve. The adventure takes place under the Vienne River and the Royal Fortress of Chinon is transformed into a castle sunken under the golden waters when the clock strikes midnight...

Dates: From December 3th, 2022 to January 2nd,  2023 (Closed 1st January and 25th December.)
Opening times: 9.30am - 5pm. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Rates: included in entrance rate



Nocturne (All public)
Launch of a new lighting scenario for the Royal Fortress of Chinon.
Catering on site.

Date: Saturday 3 December
Opening times: 5pm - 8pm
Rates: entrance fee for the monument.