La Pénesais

Our good adresses

Restaurants :

Our favorites (but there are plenty more)

  • Les Années 30, in Chinon: in a 15th century house. Refined cuisine of a very good standard, at a very reasonable price (30-40€). Very warm welcome, large fireplace in winter but not really a terrace in summer. Open on Sunday evening (which is rare in Chinon!) 02 47 93 37 18
  • La Maison Rouge, a few meters from Les Années 30, in one of the oldest houses in Chinon. An address recommended by some of our visitors. 02 47 98 43 65
  • Le Chapeau Rouge on the town hall square in Chinon. Refined cuisine, at a reasonable price (30-40€). Shaded terrace on the square. 07 80 02 78 97.
  • L’ardoise in Chinon: meat restaurant (possibility to buy meat from the restaurant!), reasonable price (30-40€), no terrace. 02 47 58 48 78
  • Le Ver Vert in Montsoreau (12 Km): refined and innovative cuisine, excellent cellar, a little more expensive than the previous ones (40-50€) 02 41 52 34 89
  • L’Epine in Azay-Le-Rideau (23 km): high-level gastronomic restaurant, (waiting for a next Michelin star, it seems !). Excellent cellar. Terrace. Quite high price (>50€) but justified. 02 47 45 39 84
  • La Route d’Or in Candes-Saint-Martin (10 km). Good level cuisine, with a terrace at the foot of the collegiate church, very pleasant in summer. 02 47 95 19 01
  • Les Pécheries Ligériennes at Bréhémont (27 km). A high-level restaurant dedicated to Loire river fish, born from the association of a professional Loire river fisherman and a talented chef (passed by the TV show “Top Chef” in 2020). Terrace on the Loire river. Mandatory reservation. Tel: 09 51 30 22 68 Website:

…or much simpler and more affordable, and very close: Le Petit Bouchon in Avoine (3 Km). Very limited menu (dish of the day) but at a tight price (€13), fast and friendly service. Terrace in summer. Tel: 02 47 58 81 85

Rent a bike :

Good adresses around the wine :

See the page “Discovering the wines of Chinon

Bathing places (in natural environment)

L’ile Bouchard , 25 Km, bathing in the river Vienne, supervised

Bourgueil, 13 Km : le Lac Capitaine 

Lac de Hommes, 30 Km

Lac Millodeau , 27 Km, near Saumur.

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