Chinon is a city in Indre-et-Loire. It was in Chinon’s remarkable medieval fortress that Joan of Arc recognised a disguised Charles VII as the future king of France. Leaving its walls, the quaysides of the River Vienne lead to the medieval alleyways of Old Chinon, where visitors will be enchanted by the spirit of Rabelais and the renowned local wine.
There are frequent trains from Tours to Chinon. The trip takes around 20 minutes.
The royal fortress of Chinon, Old Chinon, Wine and Cooperage Museum, Folk Museum,