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Chinon

(shēnôN`), town (1993 est. pop. 8,961), Indre-et-Loire dept., W central France, in Touraine, on the Vienne River. Chinon was an important medieval town and many buildings (notably three churches) from that period are preserved. Its castle, overlooking the river, consists of three distinct fortresses built from the 11th to the 15th cent.—the Château Saint-Georges, the Château du Milieu, and the Château du Coudray. The builders of the castle included Philip II of France, Richard I of England (the Lionhearted), and Henry II of France (who died there in 1559). In the Château du Milieu in 1429 Joan of Arc presented herself to Charles VII of France and correctly identified him although he was disguised. In La Devinière, a nearby hamlet, stands the house where the poet Rabelais was born (c.1490).
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The very name conjures images in the mind such as magnificent chateaux and you'll have the chance to visit the very best of them - Chenonceaux, Villandry, Chinon.
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The River Loire is at the centre of it all, a sedate grande dame allowing her tributaries such as the Vienne, Indre and Cher to feed the vineyards of Chinon, Muscadet and Sancerre.
The very name conjures images in the mind --The chateaux, the translation of castle does not do them justice, they are magnificent and you'll have the chance to visit the very best of them - Chenonceaux, Villandry, Chinon.
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Stores such as B&Q or Ikea have excellent ranges, while Oka's Chinon antique style desk, pounds 640, is versatile and attractive enough for any area in the home.
He invites his estranged wife, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine (GLENN CLOSE), to attend the celebrations that are to take place at Chinon Castle in France.
The River Loire is at the centre of it all, a sedate grande dame allowing her tributaries such as the Vienne, Indre and Cher to go scampering off to feed the vineyards of Chinon, Muscadet and Sancerre.
you will have the opportunity to see some of the magnificent chateaux, including Chenonceaux, Villandry and Chinon.