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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
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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Think some other reviews are a bit harsh. This must be viewed and a royal fortified 'town' chateau. It is steeped in 1300-1400 hundred royal history and has impressive architecture and rooms so dont expect wonderful gardens.It has links to Chenonceau which can be understood by good information displays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Visiting the interiors of the castle was interesting and nice, but not much comparing to other castles on Loire and to our Czech castles. But what I really loved was the evening night show, specially I liked the music / sound and light effects. I learned a bitvfrom history as well, but mainly the changing colors and pictures on the... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have been to the castle before and the spiral staircase is the only thing worth seeing. This time we did the Son et Lumiere performance. The lighting was very good. As it turns out though, nothing very interesting happened at Blois so for 45 minutes of voiceover they were really padding it out.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

This ancient chateau is absolutely magnificent and has been beautifully preserved. The quality of the work in each of the rooms is stunning and the explanatory signage excellent. Only wish that we had had more time to spend there. There is dedicatedly another trip required to Blois!

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Houston, Texas, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was my last Chateau to visit on a recent trip to the Loire Valley. Out of the five chateau I visited, it was my least favorite. It is in the middle of the town of Blois and provides a good view of the city. It has multiple types of architecture from different periods. Much of the original furniture and... More

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Vilvoorde, Belgium
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The royal residence is truly the primary reason to visit Blois. There is a reduction on the income fee for children and students. Even so, it is one the expensive side, certainly when you are with a large group. Full price is nearly €10, which is quite expensive. There are audio guides for the ones who are interested as well,... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I was close to being "chateaux'd out" when I took the train from Tours to Blois. A short walk from the station, it's impressive outside and in, more of a castle than a chateau. Inside, the knowlegeable and friendly staff were great to talk to in Franglais and really made me feel welcome. National Trust take note! I left knowing... More

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Cheshire UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Go to the light show at the night, brilliant and worth every penny and book for a guided tour too worth listening too :)

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San Francisco, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had a pleasant visit at the chateau. Items and rooms are hit or miss in terms of preservation and presentation. There are models that show the evolution of the chateau over time; they were the highlight of the visit. The architecture is good to see, side-by-side; great for a young budding architect. There is a horse carriage ride around... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Chateau is located right in the center of Blois. It is impressively furnished and has many historical details!

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