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Cave Des Silenes

$$ - $$$French,
43 avenue Francois Mitterrand, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 93 07 43
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  • Very good40%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“charcuterie” (2 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
“tasting room” (2 reviews)
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French, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
43 avenue Francois Mitterrand, 37500, Chinon, France
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Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

Location - can't be more perfect ! Just by the main road opposite the carpark so you won't missed it! Next to the entrance of château chinon. Staff - Pierre speaks excellent English and very friendly and helpful. Provide information regarding the wine we tried.....More

1  Thank bebe18
Reviewed March 20, 2017

A great place to stop for a light lunch and taste the wines of well regarded estate Charles Joguet. We enjoyed a private tasting in English before enjoying a selection of charcuterie and cheeses accompanied by a bottle of Les Charles 2014 that was tasting...More

2  Thank loirewinefan
Reviewed October 19, 2016

We stopped by on a rainy weekday afternoon to sample some wines. They offer free tastes! Loved everything and bought four bottles. Great place to sample some Chinon wines.

1  Thank EMOTraveler
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Cave des Silenes is a lovely place to stop for a glass of wine and a simple meal on your way to the Chinon castle. Food is delicious (cheese or charcuterie platters, salads and a very appetizing cafe gourmand!) and you can try an interesting...More

1  Thank Anneftp
Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Great service. We just had a fee wines and a beer and a sandwich. They smiled. What more can you ask for?

1  Thank Joyce P
Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful surroundings, welcoming interior and a good stock of Chinon wines of Joguet plus a wider variety from around the Loire. We had a brilliant tutored tasting with terroir varieties covered including sandy, clay and gravel soils all producing different wines from a single vintage....More

2  Thank Brian M
Reviewed July 13, 2015

I stopped at this wine bar and restaurant after a long day of biking before entering the town of Chinon. Located behind the castle of Chinon, the wine bar offers a perfect respite to enjoy wines from the region along with some wonderful food items...More

2  Thank Neil A
Reviewed July 13, 2015

I came to Cave des Silenes after a long day of biking from Azay-le-Rideau. The store is situated as a perfect resting point before the Chateau de Chinon along the main road into town. The staff speaks perfect English, and Sebastien, who was behind the...More

2  Thank Neil A
Reviewed July 13, 2015

Well curated selection, with a great mix of classic producers, and new finds, with a staff that can take intelligently about the wines without being either overly casual or intimidating. My problem with so many shops that claim to represent the Loire for the local...More

1  Thank cscrew
Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Cave des Silènes is perfectly situated up on the hills of Chinon. The terrasse offers a breathtaking view to the Chinon fortress while the inside of the bar offers a beautiful and tasty atmosphere with wonderfull bottles hanging on the roof... sort of a...More

3  Thank fibarguen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$31
French, Wine Bar
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 avenue Francois Mitterrand, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Indre-et-Loire  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 93 07 43
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La Cave des Silènes is the wine bar of the Domaine Charles Joguet, where you can find our wines, and if you are hungry you can stopand enjoy them with some bruschettas or salads. You can also enjoy a glass of wine from other domains found in the Loire Valley
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