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Address: 1 Place du Chateau, 41000 Blois, France
Phone Number: 02 54 90 33 33
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a lot of fun with the kids!

Just in front of the castle, our kids aged 7 to 13 enjoyed it very much They would have liked it to be a bit bigger Good location and a nice way for your kids to have fun between... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Fantastic introduction to trompe l'oeil and magic tricks with a good show and exhibitions. Focuses on the famous local clock-maker and magician Harry Houdini (Houdin) of Blois. Check out the dragons!

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Just in front of the castle, our kids aged 7 to 13 enjoyed it very much They would have liked it to be a bit bigger Good location and a nice way for your kids to have fun between two castles...

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Blois, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good for youngsters. Blois is the native city of the great magician Robert Houdin. You have plenty of magic lessons Inside and the building with its dragoons is real fun. Nothing really important but fun for the family.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Just as other reviewers have found there was no a lot to hold our interest. Nicely laid out and the show was a fair attempt to entertain but really there was little story to enjoy or revelations to discover.

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Amboise, France
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Very well located, just opposite the château, the Maison de la Magie, is a wonderful place for children and adults alike. Nicely pedagogic without being overwhelming and with very helpful staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I travelled to Blois with my parents over summer, but this little House of Magic has enchanted me since. We hadn't seen any publicity material, or heard of The Maison de la Magie so stumbling across the enchanted house full of moving, peering dinosaur heads from the shuttered windows over the square was mesmerising. It’s a really sweet attraction, and... More 

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Clonmel, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Brought my 11 year old son again for the second time and enjoyed it again. Items in the shop are a bit of a rip off. Too expensive for tricks made in China.

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place after having lunch in Blois. The kids wanted to go in and the price was not too steep (€28 for 2 adults and 2 kids). The first floor was a bit lame but the kids seem to enjoy it. We then went into the show.....oh my goodness....it it probably one of the worst things I... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

An enjoyable little museum and a good stage show let down by having no attempt at crowd management in the getting into and out of the theatre. It's worth the hassle, but it could be so much better very easily.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I'd "done" Chateau Blois (very good!) and was standing outside when I heard bells chiming. I turned round, saw shutters opening on windows and then....and then..... six dragons stuck their heads out of the windows!! They started tuning their heads and looking at each other like the Siamese cats in "Lady And The Tramp" (yes, I am that old!) and... More 

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