Things to see and do in Indre-et-Loire
Explore Chinon and the châteaux of the Loire Valley
Located in Indre-et-Loire at the heart of world-renowned vineyards, and straddling the banks of the River Vienne, Chinon truly is a sight to behold. This medieval town in the Touraine captures the very essence of the history of France.
Come and discover its royal fortress and château, the Fort du Coudray, the Chapel of Saint Radegonde, Musée du Vin et de la Tonnellerie (Wine and Cooperage Museum), and the Musée du Vieux Chinon (Museum of Old Chinon).
After you’ve soaked up Chinon, its picturesque streets, timber-framed houses, and grand townhouses, head off in the footsteps of Renaissance philosopher Rabelais, who was born in the area, and visit some of the nearby Loire châteaux (such as Azay-le-Rideau, Ussé, Villandry), Fontevraud Abbey, or Langeais.
Our hotel in Chinon is your gateway to the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.