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Chateau Royal de Blois, Blois

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With several wings to explore, Chateau Royal de Blois is sure to peek your curiosity about everything from archaeological texts from the Middle Ages to the massive collection of restored murals. Discover French architecture from the Middle Ages to the 17th century, then visit the chamber of secrets, whispered to be Catherine de Médici's secret hiding place for poisons.

As the residence of several French kings, in 1429, the Archbishop of Reims blessed Joan of Arc before she departed with her army to drive the English from Orléans. Your visit is complete with an audio tour, in English available for download to your mp3 player, of the on-site Museum of Fine Arts. It is located in the royal apartments of François I and the Louis XII wing and contains more than 30,000 works. Plan to see Chateau Royal de Blois and other attractions that appeal to you using our Blois vacation planner.
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  • This is our first visit to the Loire Valley and our first chateau. Blois Chateau is super impressive. It is massive, historic, and the architecture is amazing. Be sure to borrow a Histopad (included....  more
    This is our first visit to the Loire Valley and our first chateau. Blois Chateau is super impressive. It is massive, historic, and the architecture is amazing. Be sure to borrow a Histopad (included....  more »
  • Place is full of history and the audio tour is wonderful. The town itself is quite and pleasant. Recommend a carriage tour, it is short and nice. Starts at the palace. 
    Place is full of history and the audio tour is wonderful. The town itself is quite and pleasant. Recommend a carriage tour, it is short and nice. Starts at the palace.  more »
  • First building dates to 13th Century and was expended several times until 17th Century. Royal residence of the Counts of Blois and Dukes of Orleans. Also served as residence of French Kings from 1498....  more
    First building dates to 13th Century and was expended several times until 17th Century. Royal residence of the Counts of Blois and Dukes of Orleans. Also served as residence of French Kings from 1498....  more »
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  • The castle of Blois is very interesting architecture wise. It is well preserved. There is quite a few things to see inside. It is a shame that one of the building (where the café is) cannot be visited (only from the ground floor) as its ceiling is very impressive and makes us wanna see more. Staff were nice and efficient too. Its unique staircase is absolutely beautiful and worth seeing.
  • Beautiful Chateau with plenty of notable figures and their influences present here. The architecture varies from wing to wing, and the outside revolving staircase is a highlight. The exhibitions within felt very well-preserved and natural. Would definitely recommend stopping by this Chateau on a trip through the Loire valley.
  • Very interactive visit will the free tablet. And the staircase is fascinating. Would definitely come back for the sound and light show someday.
  • One of my favourites of the Loire Chateaux, the four sides are built in different styles. There are some interesting interiors to see and some interesting info about the wars of religion in France, some key events of which took place here
  • Château de Blois was a great addition to our visit to the Loire Valley. It's direct involvement in French royalty & history is fascinating. It's definitel worth the visit.

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