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July 29th, 2010
Chinon 370072 37500
Indre-et-Loire Centre
47.168 0.247 50 m

The Tour de l'Horloge, Chinon

The castle.
The tower.

The "Tour de l'Horloge", tower clock, of the 14th century is the entry of the Chinon castle. It reaches 35 meters height, its great width hiding a depth of only 5 meters.

The Chinon castle overlooks the Vienne river. Placed over a Gallo-Roman castrum of the 5th century, its construction was done from 10th century to 15th century. Successive restorations were carried out from 16th century to our days. Classified historic building in 1926.

Henri II Plantagenêt king on England died in a chapel of the castle, on July 7th, 1189, before being buried in the abbey of Fontevrault.
It is here that Jeanne d'Arc, 14?? - 1431, met on February 25th, 1429 Charles VII, 1403-1461, king of France, before taking part in the liberation of France as a war leader, galvanizing the armies.

CHINON is a french commune, located in the departement of Indre-et-Loire of the area Center, populated 8718 chinonais in 2005, distributed out of 39 km², that is to say 223.4 hab/km².

The commune is crossed by the Vienna river and the Negron River.

My images of Chinon.

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