VISIT CHINON, LOIRE VALLEY
WE TAKE YOU TO CHINON & AROUND
Our luxury holidays in the Loire Valley take you to medieval city of Chinon with its narrow cobbled streets, hilltop château and ultra famous red wines mainly but also rosé and white wines. From the ramparts, you can catch sumptuous views above numerous vineyards and down the Vienne river. Visiting the Chinon Castle means travelling back to the Middle Ages and meeting with some historic VIP like Joan of Arc who came to meet the future King Charles VII at the Fortress of Chinon, bringing him a gold crown which was the material “sign” of her promise to lead the king to the coronation in Reims.
Below the castle, the town of Chinon is full of winding streets flanked by half-timbered houses and mansions made of local stone: white tufa.
Strolling through its narrow streets, you will come across old quarries transformed into wine cellars in the 15th century.
Our oenologist will introduce you to a rich and varied palette of Chinon wines in the vineyards and superb troglodyte cellars where you will meet the producers during a Gold Loire Valley wine tour, whatever your knowledge.
EXAMPLE ITINERARIES FEATURING CHINON
We have no fixed itinerary, because at In-Luxe Travel France, true luxury follows no one else but you and combines rarity, knowledge, know-how, intuition. Take these itineraries as simply suggestions for the kind of holiday you might have in the Loire Valley.
Our luxury wine tours make you discover the best wines from the Loire Valley through appellations such as Pouilly, Vouvray, Chinon, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil… In the most exclusive Loire Valley wineries, you meet families of winemakers from father to son, mother to daughter, learn about their wine making process step by step, taste their variety of whites, rosés and reds.
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MUST SEE & DO IN CHINON
What you shouldn’t miss to see and do while visiting Chinon
ATTEND AN ASSEMBLAGE CLASS
Discover the profession of winegrower in depth from the tasting of wines in vats, to labeling, including blending and bottling. An incredible experience!
VISIT THE FORTRESS OF CHINON
Immerse yourself in history of France and England by visiting the royal fortress of Chinon while enjoying an exceptional view of the Vienne valley from its many towers.
TASTE WINES ON A TRADITIONAL BOAT
Discover the wines of Chinon with a sommelier aboard a traditional boat while sailing in the heart of an exceptional natural and landscape heritage.
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