The Royal Fortress of Chinon is a great option for tourism professionals, such as travel agencies and coach tours, on the lookout for new experiences for their customers.

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


A large car park for coaches is situated close to the entrance of the Fortress.


In the summer season, Le Lysandre located inside the Fortress, serves delicious, quality food. A water fountain and drinks machines for hot and cold drinks are available for visitors. You will also find a large number of restaurants close to the Fortress.

The gift shop offers a wide range of souvenirs.


Discover the extensive facilities we provide for our visitors

The Fortress offers you a guided tour for no extra price.
Price: €7.50 (tourism professionals, agencies, coach tour operators, etc.)




  • Group numbers: Guided tours can take up to 50 people. If your group is bigger, you can form two tour groups.
  • Duration of the tour: 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.
  • Senior visitors: For groups of elderly visitors, the Fortress provides folding cane seats for their comfort.
  • Languages :          
  • 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 guide booklet that will guide you as you visit. Available in  
  • We can also offer Histopad tours.


  • A choice of different themed tours: “The Plantagenets”, “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.


The Royal Fortress of Chinon regularly works with the other tourist sites in the area and with the Azay Chinon - Val de Loire Tourist Office. You can find accommodation for your groups in the area around the Fortress.

Our professional brochure is at your disposal.


Sales contact
Muriel VARIN
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To book :
Tel. +33(0)2 47 93 13 45
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