Welcome to Chinon


Surrounding the town is one of the Loire’s main wine-producing areas, and Chinon AOC (www.chinon.com) cabernet-franc vineyards stretch along both banks of the Vienne River. Chinon makes a good base for wine-cellar visits.


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$53.66 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Picnic in the Vines - A Unique Loire Wine Experience

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Chateau du Petit Thouars, Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne, Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de LoireDiscover the unique history of the Château du Petit Thouars, a family-owned castle built in 1423 by the Dukes of Thouars. Owned by the Aubert du Petit Thouars family since 1636, the castle has been passed from father-to-son in a direct line, with a vineyard in existence on the property for hundreds of years. Visitors will visit Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc vines and learn about vineyard practices in the Chinon appellation. A leisurely stroll will take you to our troglodyte caves where our wines are vinified and aged on-site. You will be walked through French wine vinification practices. Returning to the château you will taste our range of wines.After the tasting you will be brought to a special location on the estate to enjoy your private countryside lunch (salads, cheeses, deli meats, and a special local dessert: the winemaker's tart) on a beautifully dressed table with a bottle of wine to enjoy. Duration: 3 hours

$1254.76 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS - Wine, Dine & Castle Tours Loire Valley

Package Premier Cru : 4 days, 3 nights. 1st day: visit of Blois (Castle and City centre), lunch, visits of Chambord and Cheverny. Wine tasting of Francois Ier wine. Dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurant (Orangerie de Blois). 2nd day: Breakfast at the hotel, visit of Amboise, lunch at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Afternoon wine tastings in Montlouis-sur-Loire and Vouvray. Dinner in Blois. 3rd day: Breakfast at the hotel, visit of Chateau de Chaumont and its gardens, lunch. Wine tasting at Cande-sur-Beuvron. Dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurant (ASSA in Blois). 4th day: Breakfast at the hotel, visit of Chinon and Saumur. Lunch at a renowned brasserie. 2 wine tastings, visit of the Chateau de Breze and its winery. Included in the offers: Accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner (menu + 1 glass of wine), tickets for visits to vineyards, castles and gardens.Optional: Taxi from Paris and its airports for 60 euros / person.Not included in the offers: Additional drinks during the meals.We do not take more than 8 people at a time on our tours, to keep this very qualitative.Our tours are open year-round.

$1654.37 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS - Wine, Dine & Castle Tours Loire Valley

Package Grand Cru : 5 days, 4 nights. 1st day: visit of Blois (Castle and City centre), lunch, visits of Chambord and Cheverny. Wine tasting of Francois Ier wine. Dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurant (Orangerie de Blois). 2nd day: Breakfast at the hotel, visit of Amboise, lunch at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Afternoon wine tastings in Montlouis-sur-Loire and Vouvray. Dinner in Blois. 3rd day: Breakfast at the hotel, visit of Chateau de Chaumont and its gardens, lunch at a local brasserie. Wine tasting at Cande-sur-Beuvron. 4th day: Breakfast at the hotel, visit of Chinon and Saumur. Lunch at a renowned restaurant. 2 wine tastings, visit of the Chateau de Breze and its winery. Dinner. 5th day: Breakfast at the hotel, visit of Menetou-Salon and Sancerre, 2 great wine cities from the Central Loire. Wine tastings and high-end restaurant for lunch. Afternoon visit of Sancerre. Included in the offers: Accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner (menu + 1 glass of wine), tickets for visits to vineyards, castles and gardens.Optional: Taxi from Paris and its airports for 60 euros / person.Not included in the offers: Additional drinks during the meals.We do not take more than 8 people at a time on our tours, to keep this very qualitative.Our tours are open year-round.

$41.10 Tours & Sightseeing

Mobile Wifi Everywhere in Chinon

Rent your personal 4G mobile hotspot, and enjoy internet where and when you want in Chinon, share your memories instantly with your friends and family. Save on incredibly high data roaming coasts. You are unlimited. Absolutely unlimited data and you can share the connection with 10 WiFi enabled devices, simultaneously. Feel free to share it with your friends or family.The connection is ultra-fast if you are covered with 4G. If 4G is not available in your area, then you will be connected to the 3G+ or 3G network. You will receive your hotspot in a protective cover directly at your hotel or any place in Chinon city centre.Just turn on the personal hotspot, on your WiFi enabled device (Smartphone, tablet, laptop or other), choose the hotspot's network name and you're connected. At the end of your rental, you just have to drop your package in any mailbox you can see! Ready to enjoy your stay in France!

$33.68 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Epicurean Discovery Tour with Wine & Local Specialties

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productTravellers will discover the history of the Chateau du Petit ThouarsVisit Cabernet Franc and Chenin blanc wines and learn about French vineyard practices and the Chinon terroirVisit an historic troglodyte cave and learn about our winemaking techniquesTaste wines paired with local specialties in the tasting room, which are in the former stables of the châteauDuration: 1 hour 15 minutesLocation: Chateau du Petit Thouars, Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne, Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire

$411.02 Private & Custom Tours

Private tour of Loire Valley most visited castles

PRIVATE LOIRE VALLEY TOURSPrivate excursion, chauffeur guide  and vehicle from 09:30AM to 05:30PM.Private tour.Chateaux of Chenonceau and Chambord.Our recommendation for the train if you come from Paris: TGV n°8407 - departure from Paris Montparnasse train station at 07h40 and arrival at Saint Pierre des Corps train station at 08:45AM.Pick up at Saint Pierre des Corps train station or at your hotel located in the Loire Valley (between Tours and Blois). 10.00AM: Guided tour of the Castle of Chenonceau.The unique architecture of the Chateau makes it one of the most exquisite Chateaux in the Loire Valley. Nicknamed “the ladies castle », Chenonceau is related to important French women such as Catherine de Medici. The magnificent Renaissance gardens around it make it even more spectacular.11:30AM: Tour and wine tasting (INCLUDED) and lunch (NOT INCLUDED - OPTIONAL 74,00€ per person).You are welcomed in Caves Duhard established in 1874. Its owner and wine maker Daniel Gatay is specialized in mature Vouvray wines. You can discover a large range of vintages, from 1947 to our days. Made of chenin blanc the Vouvray is a mineral wine with a high acidity level which gives to the wine a great aging capacity.This meal is based on the discovery of Loire Valley wines around a tasting of local products.• 3 white wines paired with cheeses. • 2 or 3 red wines (Bourgueil, Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil, Chinon) paired with meat.• 1 semi dry o sweet dessert wine.02:30PM: Guided tour of the Castle of Chambord.In the middle of a forest as large as the city of Paris Chambord was the first Loire Valley chateau listed in the world heritage by UNESCO. Ordered in 1519 by King Francois I, with 426 rooms, 77 staircases and 282 fireplaces, it is the largest castle in the region. Leonardo da Vinci is the creator of its incredible double helix staircase.At the end of the day, transfer back to Saint Pierre des Corps train station or to your hotel located in the Loire Valley. End of the services.