the whole team of the Fortress is happy to welcome you again
from 19 May 2021.

Health and safety come first, this is why distance & safety rules apply to everybody - visitors & staff.
Discover all the visiting measures here.


The site is accessible throughout for children and families are very welcome at the Royal Fortress of Chinon.

For children, a visit to a medieval fortress is always a source of imagination and adventure.  Models, interactive terminals and other mediation tools can be found around the Fortress, to accompany them in their discovery.

Activities and Histopad help younger visitors to develop their curiosity and share it with their family.

Ten rights of the kids

From July 3th to August 31st


The Little Tour of the Fortress, new in 2021

Would you like to have a fun and sensory experience with your children?
The Little Tour takes you and your family on a 30-minute discovery tour.
What is the purpose of a castle? Who lives there? Why is it all broken?
Let yourself be surprised...

Every day at 11am
Only on reservation (15 people maximum).
Only in French

Discover the art of war in the Middle Ages through our animations:


Bricole and trebuchet

Demonstration of shooting with our reproductions of siege / war machines.
Only in French

De taille et d'estoc, new in 2021

Presentation of the weapons, gestures and postures used in medieval fencing.
This art of fighting with long swords was reserved for the princes and knights of the Middle Ages.

Every day at 4pm, one or the other of the two animations.
No reservation required

Only in French


Dates:  Every day from July, 3th to August, 31st 2021     

Public: Suitable for all

Price: Included in Admission price