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Chateau de Blois

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Address: Blois, France
Phone Number: 02-54-90-33-33

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in diferrent architectural style every wing of the castle.HENRI III has given the order to be killed here duc de GUISE and his brother le cardinal de LORRAINE.Caterina de MEDICI... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

in diferrent architectural style every wing of the castle.HENRI III has given the order to be killed here duc de GUISE and his brother le cardinal de LORRAINE.Caterina de MEDICI has died here even she is buried in basilique de SAINT DENIS.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When we were visiting the chateaus we also tried to stroll through the town as well. The chateau is okay. Very impressive on the outside. They did have some nicely furnished rooms. The views of the city were great. I would definitely try to visit the city if you come here and the cathedral which is located outside the chateau... More 

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Anthem, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

OK. To be honest, at this point in our trip I was well into castle/chateau/cathedral overload, so please take this with a grain of salt. If architecture, history and art are your passion, ALL of these places (there are many around France) will feed your soul. If on the other hand you have more of a passing appreciating for such... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The Château de Blois was impressive to look upon. In 1429, Joan of Arc came here to be blessed by the Archbishop before departing with her army. It was also the home of several French kings such as François I and French queens like Catherine de Medici. The architecture was, of course, both beautiful and daunting, while the interior design... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went to the Son et Lumiere (sound and light ) show which starts at 10.30 and it was well worth it. Excellent depiction of the murder and mayhem at the palace during the time of the Royals. Beware: it is standing only.

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Most, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

castle is nice, but similar to others in the Loire valley. What is specific is its location in the town centre. very close to river, views from castle to the other side of river. the town under the castle is small, cozy with lots of bars and restaurants and bakeries.

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Cape Cod
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The residence of 7 kings and 10 queens. You can see the furnished royal apartments of Louis XII complete with Renaissance paintings and art objects. The audio guide details the daily life at court. It also explains the historical events during the Religious Wars. We went to the Sound and Light show but unfortunately not on Wednesday, the English version... More 

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Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We visited 5 castles during our Loire tour and I liked Blois the least. First of all, the audio guide in this castle is horrible and I suggest to noone to buy it. I thought a dramatized version of an audio guide would be something that would set it apart from other audio guides, but it makes the entire visit... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

On our last trip to the Loire, we arrived at the Cheateau de Blois too late for the normal visit. However, it was a Wednesday and Wednesday night is English translation night for the Son et Lumiere - a sound and light show projected onto the walls of interior courtyard of the Chateau! Stunning visuals and wonderfully informative & evocative... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

To everybody who plan visit Chateau de Blois and others near by, you should pick up train at Gare Austerliz at 7-38, in Paris. Because bus which brings passengers to 3 near by castles from Blois leaves at 9-30 and 11-30 approximately, and return back to Blois about 4 times per day, except Sunday, on Sunday bus service didn't work.... More 

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