This is the continuing with our jaunt to Chinon, ut this time, up to the Fortress.
Get up there, that’s what we had to do. Thats a modern elevator on the right !
But even that elevator didn’t cut all the distance…After a long winding walk through a small street and alongside a road ( the usual entrances are closed do to some castle renovations), then finally on a footpath that leads to the entrance.
This gives you an idea for the height of the towers !
What’s left of the room where Joan of Arc met the future King of France ( story in next post). As it sometimes is, when you visit Historical places, you can be dissapointed to find so little ! Time has come and left it’s rubble…
Another angle on the famous spot.
La tour de l’Horloge/ The Clock Tower. It holds both an ancient bell named “Marie Javelle” ( not visible), dating from the 1399 ( that still rings on each half hour), and a small Joan of Arc museum.
Statue that depicts Joan of Arc on a noble steed.
Authentic armor,made from hundreds of chain links. Found on one of Joan of Arc’s battlefields.
Finally, a crossbow, like soldiers in Joan of Arc’s time used. But, I have no idea if this is authentic/a copy ( but,I would think a copy)