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Chateau Royal de Blois

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Address: 41000 Blois, France
Phone Number: 33 (0)2 54 90 33 33
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Description: The Royal Château of Blois is your gateway into the Val de LoireThe Royal...
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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Didn't see the inside, but from the outside it is beautiful

I enjoyed the city of Blois and the castle, although we didn't get in the castle because they close many touristic places at lunch time. But it is nice to go to the square in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I enjoyed the city of Blois and the castle, although we didn't get in the castle because they close many touristic places at lunch time. But it is nice to go to the square in front of the castle, enjoy the view and the outside. Great gift shop too. I would like to return someday.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not usually my kind of thing, but on holiday in the area with my wife..... Had to do the usual sightseeing. Was pleasantly surprised! For about 10 euros ( I think, maybe even less) you get to see round this large, and fantastic chateau. It has so much Individual history.... And along the way you can get other interesting info... More 

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Blois, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The "château" is a gorgeous Renaissance Palace. The paintings and furniture have just been renewed in conformity with History.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Specifically went on a morning for the English tour but it wasn't running that day, we were there in mid July before too many brits I suppose. Information boards are bi-lingual thank goodness.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We chose to stay in Blois for a base to explore the Loire Valley. This was a fantastic decision, the town is charming, is a good size so has plenty of amenities and attractions and has some great history also. The Chateau Blois was a surprising highlight. We stayed on the Southern side of the River, which I would recommend... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Blois castle is another Royal Castle. It is located in the center of the town from which it takes its name: Blois. The stairs to the castle tests to the visitors’ endurance, and disabled/ “faint-of-the-heart” ones should make sure to access it via another route. The castle sits in the middle of the old town square, and it doesn’t look... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely great but a bit crowded we just walked around unguided allow plenty of time and the views are spectacular, food available though a bit limited will visit again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A very beautiful castle, lovely stone work and the most impressive stair case. Just across form castle is a court yard with a building that on the hr has dragons that come out of the Windows do not miss this

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Chateau Royal de Blois is built high overlooking the ancient market town of Blois. It was constructed over four different periods, and was, at one point, the royal "country residence". A few of the rooms are decorated with excellent paintings and sculptures and the view over the river Loire and surrounding countryside is exquisite. In the summer, sound and... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The chateau is the centrepiece of the beautiful town of Blois. It actually comprises wings from 4 different periods, and was the royal residence from 1498. The rooms are richly decorated with paintings and sculptures. Several evenings a week a sound and light show is displayed on the chateau's outside walls, telling the history of the building in a vividly... More 

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