Located in the heart of medieval Chinon, at the foot of the royal fortress, this spot welcomes diners with a venerable 16th-century facade. A romantic Belle Époque interior continues the historic vibe—but the food, au contraire, is prepared with a light, modern touch. Stéphane and Karine Charles's delicious dishes combine fish, game, and regional specialties that melt in your mouth without weighing you down. There are three different menus, the best of which
might be the hearty Le 30 (€44), which comes perfectly paired with local wines and cheeses.