Skip-the-line ticket to the Royal Fortress of Chinon
Attractions & guided tours

Skip-the-line ticket to the Royal Fortress of Chinon

Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese , Russian , Dutch , Chinese
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 24 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore a medieval fortress in the Loire Valley with a HistoPad
  • Immerse yourself in the history of France and England
  • Be captivated by the stories of the most emblematic figures of the Middle Ages
What to expect

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 royal fortress 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! Od and young alike will travel back through to the Middle Ages with a spectacular virtual 360° experience in the 12th, 14th, and 15th Century. An informative experience for adults and fun for children who can take part in a treasure hunt!

Treasure hunters will receive a reward by email. Bigger kids can take a medieval selfie with virtual costumes to dress up in with the HistoPad.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Self-guided tour
    • Interactive tour with the HistoPad available in 9 languages (French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Cinese, and Russian)
    • Treasure hunt for children
    Reduced price
    • Youth (age 7-18)
    • Children (age 0-6): free admission
    • Jobseekers: free admission
    • Journalists: free admission
    • ICOM members (for the card holder only): free admission
    • Ministry of Culture (for the card holder only): free admission
    • Accredited tour guides (for the card holder only): free admission
    Where

    Forteresse Royale de Chinon 37500 Chinon

    Meeting point:

    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 Cemetery (5 min from the Fortress).

    What to remember
    • The ticket is skip-the-line and valid until 21 June 2022
    • Students and children tickets can be purchased at the castle
    • The languages spoken on the site are French and English
    • Documentary proof may be requested at the ticket counter
    • Suitable for people with mobility impairments
    • Possibility to eat near the Royal Fortress of Chinon at Le Lysandre
    • Dogs are forbidden except outside (held on a leash)
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated availability
    • The Fortress is open every day
    • January - February and November - December: 9.30am - 5.00pm (24th and 31st December: 4.00pm)
    • March - April and September - October: 9.30am - 6.00pm
    • 1st May - 31st August: 9.30am - 7.00pm
    • Last admission 30 minutes before closing
    • Closed 1st January and 25th December
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    Provider
    Cheverny Voyages
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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