The Chinon Nuclear Power Plant (French: Centrale nucléaire de Chinon) is near the town of Avoine in the French Indre et Loire département, on the Loire river (approximately 10 km from the town of Chinon). The power station has seven reactors, of which three are now closed.
The site housed three of the first generation of French plants, which were of UNGG-type (similar to the Magnox design). Since then, four of the first French PWR series have been built. The site uses four low-profile cooling towers designed to not impede views of the Loire.
The plant is on the large side for a French plant. It feeds approximately 6% of the national electricity demand of France.