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The Medieval town of Chinon is 23km from La Maison Tumtum Arbre, on the banks of the Vienne river, with winding streets up to the exceptional Forteresse Royale de Chinon, (open all year) listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Fortress was the preferred residence of Henry II and his wife…
May 08, 2018
Chinon, situated in the Loire Valley is a lovely place, beautiful walks by the river - and don't forget all the cavs where you could go to wine taste.
The Chinon market on Thursday, the Saumur market on Saturday offer a little bit of everything: clothing stalls and bric-a-brac on one side, live rabbits and chickens on another. Farmers come to sell their homemade goats cheese, hand-picked strawberries and tomatoes; fishmongers offer fresh fish from…
This area is about an hour pleasant driving from the chateau. We usually go for lunch and visit the troglodyte sites and a winery. It is the local wine region and is full of history.