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Chateau Royal de Blois

Address: 41000 Blois, France
Phone Number: 33 (0)2 54 90 33 33
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2-Day Chateaux Country Tour from Paris
Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Blois
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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.
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Tenby, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I was not very impressed with this castle. Of course the staircase is breathtaking and view from the castle amazing. But I think this is where it ends. For me the castle was not furnished enough. Though I have to admit I did like the paintings.

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Paris, France
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Chateau de Blois is an absolute not to miss if you are in the vicinity. Highly recommend a visit to Blois to anyone who is keenly interested in architecture and architectural evolution. and of course, the history which is so closely linked to what the facade and the wings have gone through. The four wings correspond from the Gothic-Medieval hall... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a wonderful chateau located right in the middle of Blois. We parked our bicycles out the front and spent the next few hours spell bound by the tapestries, wall stencils, colours, furniture, ceramics and stories of the kings and queens who had lived there. There was a fabulous renaissance gardens exhibition on which we could have spent a... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The Chateau at Blois mixes architectural styles as it was constructed over time. It sits atop a hill within a nice city to visit as well. We were not able to make the evening festivities (Son & Lumiere), but they came highly recommended. The interior has a good selection of paintings and objects of art, chests & dressers, linens and... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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26 helpful votes 26 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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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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