Chinon is the land of Rabelais, where people share, taste, enjoy and take the time to live…
In the heart of the Loire Anjou Touraine regional nature park, the town has been awarded the “Town of Art and History” label. Its narrow, winding streets, timber-framed houses and tufa mansions bear witness to its history.
Visit its fortress, perched at the top of the hillside, dominating the town. Historical figures have lived here, including Henry II, Queen Eleanor and Richard the Lionheart. And of course, later on, Joan of Arc who met for the first time the dauphin, future Charles VII, in Chinon in 1429.
Continue to the Sainte-Radegonde chapel and, from the belvedere, you will have an exceptional view of the town and its slate roofs.
The vineyard covers nearly 2,300 hectares on either side of the Vienne River, in the heart of the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There is something for every taste and every colour: 85% of the production is red, 13% rosé and 2% white. Three grape varieties: Cabernet Franc (minimum 90%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (maximum 10%) for the red and rosé wines; 100% Chenin for the whites.