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Exploration of historic cities

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Richelieu, city of the Cardinal

In 1631… Louis XIII, at the same time that he granted his minister the Cardinal de Richelieu the privilege of establishing his seigneury as a duché-pairie, gave him the authorization to build «a village enclosed by walls and ditches and a hall». Two thousand workers worked on the building sites. In 1642, when the Cardinal died, the construction of the city was practically completed.
Unique masterpiece of 17th-century urban planning, discover its architecture and history.

Guided tour for individuals:

From July 9 to August 30, 2020: on Thursday at 10 am, on Friday and Saturday at 3 pm, on Sunday at 10:30 am + on Tuesday at 10:30 am (from July 14 to August 18)

Guided tour for groups:

All the year upon reservation at the Reception office in Richelieu

Possibility to group together with Espace Richelieu, Museum of Richelieu and Sainte Chapelle Saint-Louis in Champigny-sur-Veude

Duration of visit: 1h

Rates:

  • 4,80 € per person
  • Free for children under 12
  • For the group rates, contact the Reception office in Richelieu

Contact:

Reception office of Richelieu
Place du marché
37140 Richelieu

02 47 58 13 62

 

Chinon, Medieval City

A guide shares his passion and knowledge of the medieval city at the foot of the Fortress. The route leads you along the small streets, from the homes of the time of Charles VII to the church of Saint-Maurice opened especially for the occasion. Push doors, discover secret passages and learn all about Chinon from the Middle Age to the present day!

Guided tour for individuals:

From April 11 to July 4, 2020 and from September 5 to September 12, 2020: on Saturday at 3:30 pm
From July 6 to August 31, 2020: on Thursday at 5:30 pm

Guided tour for groups:

All the year upon reservation at the Reception office of Chinon

Duration of the visit: 1h30

Rates:

  • Individuals: Adult: 5 €, Reduced price: 3 €,  free for children under 18
  • Pass for 20 persons : 90 € then 4,50 € per additional person from the 21st one
  • School group: pass for 25 pupils: 65 € then 2,60€ per additional person from the 26th one

Contact:

Reception Office of  Chinon
1 rue Rabelais
37500 Chinon

02 47 93 17 85

 

The Sainte-Radegonde chapel

Romanesque semi-troglodytic chapel built around the tomb of a hermit from the High Middle Ages (6th century). In particular you will discover a well dug in the rock and a mural painting of the late 12th century representing the Plantagenet.

Guided tour for individuals:

From April 11 to July 5, 2020: open on weekends and holidays from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
From July 6 to August 30, 2020: open every day except on Tuesdays from 3 pm to 6 pm
From September 5 to September 12, 2020: open every weekend and holidays from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Guided tour for groups:

All the year upon reservation at the Reception office of Chinon

Duration of visit: 1h

Rates:

  • Individuals : 3 €, free for children under 12
  • Pass for 20 persons: 70 € then 3,50 € per additional person from the 21st one

Contact:

Reception office of Chinon
1 rue Rabelais
37500 Chinon

02 47 93 17 85

 

 

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