History of Chinon
As one of the municipalities of France, Chinon is in Indre-et-Loire and the Centre region. Chinon has been designated as a sub-prefecture in the constitution of the Indre-et-Loire department. Throughout the French Revolution, it has temporarily brought the name “Chinon-sur-Vienne.”
Tourism and activities in Chinon
Chinon is a common remarkable attractions. It has several interesting historical sites and monuments that can be visited by everyone. You can admire the chapel of St. Radegund. This is a priory which was built in the sixth century. You will find a fascinating gallery of art and popular traditions. Also visit the chapel of St. Melaine which was built between the tenth and eleventh century.
In addition, a guided tour in the castle of Chinon will give you complete satisfaction. It is a fortress which gives access from the clock tower. You could explore the Argenton tower, the Dogs and the tower of the Échauguette. For new discoveries, the museum Jeanne d’Arc, lively wine museum and Tournnellerie and the “Friends of Chinon” museum offer many interesting exhibits.
To complete your visit, you can enjoy a boat ride to watch the marine world of the “royal river Loire” in the house of the river. Island Tours is a green space that will allow you to relax. You can choose to stroll through nature and enjoy the quiet.
Chinon is a city adorned with picturesque places. To make your tour program is successful, it is important to use a transfer service from aiport or to airports of Paris. We offer our service in effect through three vehicles comfort. You have the choice between collective shuttle, private car and VIP luxury car.
Transfer from Chinon to Paris airports
Chinon is 27 km southeast of Saumur and 245 km from Paris. It is situated 279 km from Orly airport, 311 km from Charles de Gaulle airport and 379 km from Paris Beauvais airport.