The Chateau de Chinon is a very historic castle. It was once the residence of the Plantagenet King, Henri II of England, husband to Eleanor of Aquitaine and father to Richard the Lion Heart. If you saw the film “A Lion in Winter” with Peter O’Toole and Katherine Hepburn, that was supposed to take place in Chinon.
It is also where Joan of Arc came to find the French King, Charles VII and urge him to reclaim his kingdom.
Lesser known history: It’s the birthplace of my husband. Well, not the castle, but the old hospital that was at the foot of the hill on the left-hand side of the photo. We live around 30 KM from here.
The River is the Vienne, a tributary of the Loire.
Taken with a Canon 40D.