La Closerie Saint Martin

Chinon and surroundings

The days are just not long enough to see everything there is to see in and around Chinon. There is an easy solution though, just stay for an additional few days!

Castles, churches and historic places

In the immediate area (two minutes to one hour):

  • Royal Fortress and Medieval Town of Chinon
  • Château de Rivau
  • Château d’Azay-le-Rideau
  • Château d’Ussé
  • Château de Langeais
  • Château de Brézé
  • Château de Chenonceaux
  • Château du Clos Lucé in Amboise
  • City and Logis Royal of Amboise
  • Château de Montreuil-Bellay
  • Domaine de Candé (where Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson got married)
  • Cité Royal de Loches
  • Château de Gizeux
  • Château de Champchevrier
  • City of Richelieu (City-planning from the 17th century)
  • City of Tours
  • City and château of Saumur
  • Abbey of Fontevraud
  • Abbey of Bourgeuil
  • local church at Rivière
  • Sainte-Chapelle de Champigny-sur-Veude

A little bit further afield (up to 90 minutes):

  • City and château Royal of Blois
  • Château de Chambord
  • City and château of Angers
  • City of Poitiers (with the oldest church in France)
  • City and cathedral of Le Mans
  • Château de Cheverny
  • Château de Valencay
  • Château de Montpoupon
  • Château de Brissac
  • Château de Montgeoffrey
  • Château de Serrant
  • Château de Plessis Bourée
  • Château de Lude

Gardens and Typical Villages

  • Rose Garden of Elsie de Raedt in Chinon
  • Renaissance Gardens of the Château de Villandry
  • International Garden Festival at the Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire
  • Gardens of the Château de la Chatonnière
  • Fairy Tale Garden of the Château de Rivau
  • Village of Candes-Saint-Martin and its roses
  • Village of Crissay-sur-Manse
  • Village of Montsoreau
  • Traditional basketmaker village at Villaine-les-Rochers
  • Park in Richelieu
  • Gardens of Valmer
  • Gardens of the Château de la Bourdaisière (famous for its tomatoes)
  • Pagode de Chanteloup

Museums and Zoos

  • Museum of Rabelais (La Devinière)
  • Museum of Balzac (Château Saché)
  • Demeure of Ronsard
  • Museum of Maurice Dufresne
  • Museum of Fine Art in Tours
  • Prehestoric museum of La Grande Préssigny
  • Tank museum in Saumur
  • Grotte Pétrifiantes (stalactite cave) in Savonnières
  • Village troglodyte (underground village) of La Rochménier
  • Village troglodyte (underground village) of la Goupilliere
  • Cadre Noir (equestrian display team) in Saumur
  • Le Saut aux Loups, Mushroom Cultivation at Montsoreau
  • Zoological Garden and Bio-Parc of Doué-la-Fontaine
  • Zoo-Parc of Beauval
notre chambres et table d'hotes est à six km de Chinon en Touraine 37

Chinon ist the closest Loire Valley chateau but Villandry, Rivau, Azay-les-Rideau and Langeais are close by

neben mittelalterlichen Dörfern finden sie in der Nähe unserer Fremdenzimmer auch die Gärten von Villandry und die Abtei von Fontevraud

Tous droites photographiques réservés La Closerie Saint-Martin

Photography by
Michael Wildi

Design & programming Foreway Studios GmbH