The Rabelais Museum-La Devinière lies in the heart of “Rabelaisie” within Touraine, Poitou and Saumurois and where the Vienne and Loire rivers meet.

The landscape that inspired Gargantua’s adventures has held onto its rustic and leafy personality in the heart of incredible natural and cultural heritage, listed as UNESCO World Heritage of Humanity. The left bank of the Vienne’s identity and scenery give this little slice of Touraine a charming casual lifestyle.


Have a multi-facetted outing on this walk from Seuilly to Cinaisexploring the valleys, woods, heaths, views and local celebrity François Rabelais. Follow in the footsteps of the famous author.


2h30 – 8 km – easy
GPS Departure : 47°13537 – E 0°17093
Drop : + 103m

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The museum is 4.7km from the Loire by Bike cycling trail.

Getting here by bike

Use the route detailed below to reach the museum safely from Chinon:

liaison vélo entre le parcours de la Loire à Vélo (Chinon) et le musée.
Loire by Bike > Rabelais Museum connection