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Chateau Royal de Blois

41000 Blois, France
33 (0)2 54 90 33 33
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Blois
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Castles
Owner description: The Royal Château of Blois is your gateway into the Val de LoireThe Royal Château of Blois is the first important place to discover as you come from... more » Owner description: The Royal Château of Blois is your gateway into the Val de LoireThe Royal Château of Blois is the first important place to discover as you come from Paris. It is a true synthesis of the art and history of the Loire Valley châteaux, and makes it an ideal introduction for your visit.The rich architecture of the four different wings echoes the diversity of styles of the many châteaux built in the Loire Valley from the Middle Ages to the 17th Century. « less
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Set as it is in the town centre you should not miss this it is nicely preserved and set out. You can self guide and we would recommend you do as the English Audio guide was delivered as a staged re-enactment of the things that were happening at the time. It gave nothing about the content of the rooms. We... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We have visited eleven chateaux during our two weeks trip and this one is beautiful but not one of my favorites. You can easily notice that it was recently restored and it was really interesting to have a close look at the architectural details on display in several rooms of the Chateau. Nice courtyard and beautiful view at the Loire... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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88 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We visited 4 chateaux during our stay in France and the one in Blois was the least impressive for me. Don´t get me wrong, it´s still a nice building with some interesting architectonic elements, just not so outstanding compared to e.g. Chenonceau or Chambord. I believe however it´s still worth a visit.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Some hints, first: when you enter Blois, follow the signs for Chateau Parking. It's underground, easy to find, and saves hunting for scarce parking. Follow the exit sign (sortie) for the Chateau, but visit the Tourist Info across the street first. You can buy a single entry ticket or many combinations for several chateaux (we bought a five chateau pass... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The visit to this castle was not as we had expected. Since we have twins of 2,5 years, we carry them around in backpacks, so they can see everything and they don't break anything. Before we could obtain our ticket, we were told that there were no backpacks allowed (neither are wheelchairs (!), buggies or strollers). The reason we were... More

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Katwijk, The Netherlands
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53 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Quite expensive , but a must see. We paid € 10,-- for entrance and headphones, the first set we had didn't work well , and you only can test it when the show is on. So I missed a bit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very interesting show, all in French but you have the option of a paid for translation system. Was informed of this by the hotel so decided to give it a go. Costs around £10 per person

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Plenty to see. Some intriguing stories from this chateau's turbulent and bloody history. A manageable morning's stroll. English notices and explanations are excellent.

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Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Enjoyed a few hours wondering around and looking at this beautiful chateau. Didn't like the crowds but did enjoy the history. The commentary was a little long winded.

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Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A beautifully restored (in the 19th C) Renaissance Chateau with authentic furnishings, wall-coverings and paintings. A lot of information on the building, the residents, the art, and the restoration made this the best of all the Chateaux of the Loire. The town of Blois is also lovely to wander around in, and to enjoy. It is right on the Loire... More

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