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A staircase, and then some...

Named after the guy who invented the pressure cooker (?!) it is what it claims to be... ... a bunch... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bourges, France

This stairway links the high and low citycenter of Blois. A nice piece of architecture with... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Named after the guy who invented the pressure cooker (?!) it is what it claims to be... ... a bunch of steps... Except the artistic mob somehow converts it into something extraordinary... ... on a regular basis... Not to be recommended to go down after...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

This stairway links the high and low citycenter of Blois. A nice piece of architecture with persoecties that may change over time as the motives may change. It creates to the viewer many illusions and it is funny to try to capture the perspectives. Worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

In the centre of Blois these cleverly painted steps give an optical illusion from different positions. Lots of steps but fun.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Just by cleverly painting these steps the town of Blois has a fun art installation. Very popular and very photographic. Great view of Pont Jacques Gabriel from the top. Has to been seen if visiting Blois.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed August 31, 2018

These steps are now painted black and white and are worth a visit if you are in Blois. You’ll need lots of energy to climb to the top!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alison H
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The steps themselves are a nice design. The way they are painted lifts them to a unique centre piece for Blois. We probably wouldn't have even climbed them if it wasn't for the way the are painted! Once at the top you get a wonderful...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

Escalier Denis Papin is named of honour Denis Papin, born in Chitenay near Blois in 1647. He obtained a medical degree, was a professor of mathematics and an inventor. He invented the steam digester in 1679, which went on to be the pressure cooker. He...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KTGP
Reviewed July 17, 2018

It does seem a tad odd to write a review about stairs....but we loved the artistry of the stairs as of July 2018. There is a work of art on the ground on each landing that is not visible until you achieve the landing. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jmktravelsalot
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

A modern piece of artwork on historic steps. So cool. Walked up these steps twice on the way back to our Hotel. Steep, but well worth it with a great view from the top.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 514shannon
Reviewed September 26, 2017

An artist has made this stairway something to behold. The climb is quite steep but there are a few places to rest on the way up.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Alexandra T
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