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About Chinon



Chinon is a commune located in the Indre-et-Loire department in the Region Centre, France. The regional area is called the Touraine, which is known as the "garden of France".

It is well known for its wines as well as its castle (the Ch√Ęteau de Chinon) and historic town. Chinon played an important and strategic role during the Middle Ages, having served both French and English kings.

Chinon is in the Loire valley, registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000