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Chateau Royal de Blois

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The Royal Chateau of Blois is your gateway into the Val de Loire. The Royal Chateau 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 chateaux, and makes it an...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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6 Place du Chateau, 41000, Blois, France
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 18, 2007

My husband and I visited the Loire Valley in July 2006. We saw nine chateaus, but my favorite was the Chateau de Blois. The seat of goverment of Francois I, this chateau was the scene of the assassination of the Duke of Guise. There are...More

10  Thank NewNatsFan
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed May 11, 2013

My wife and I have visited the Loire Valley many times and intend to keep returning, because it is the best location in France with the most things to see within a small radius (and not just chateaux). You cannot hope to see the whole...More

8  Thank XF_Jagman
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nasterpiece of architecture, a national monument very well kept. Some Nice showings about History of France and Europe. Not to miss!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Here you are real in the history .This castle was in the center of historical movement. Famous history of France was partly here too. And the castle self is real paerle on Loire. You must see it on the frst place.

Thank Ales K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've seen a lot of atmospheric ruins and chateaus that are mostly shells, so to see one with its interior so beautifully restored is amazing. We went both at night for the light show (a dramatic history of the most foul murder of the Duke...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A castle with a very rich history, boasting different architectural styles, been the home of many French kings, set in a lovely town. Entrance to the castle includes an iPad, that allows you to travel back in time and see how the castle looked on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth looking through with iPad guide. History of the royal families and architecture is amazing 😉. Views over Blois spectacular 👍

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many people pass Blois on their way to the South. It is definitely worth, leaving the road to visit Blois. The city is lovely and the Chateau is worth visiting ! The Chateau tells you a lot about France in the 15th century amd the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't skip visiting this Chateau. Filled with French Royal history and stories of intrigue, we are very glad that we took time out for the tour.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The audio (tablet) guide is included in the entry fee. You can use it to see how the castle looked in previous eras. The furniture was particularly impressive- lots of detail.

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a two-hour visit inside the castle. Spending the extra 3 Euro for an audio guide was a worthwhile extra expense as the castle is literally two museums in one. It is full of relics both from the castle itself and many items of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the chateau de blois on a sunday morning. I had visited before But was a long time ago. This castle is beautiful from the outside with the fameous staircase. Also it combines nicely the part of france royal history that happened here. What...More

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Emily R
July 24, 2017|
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Response from hjbridewell | Reviewed this property |
There is an audio guide which is worth while and plenty of helpful staff to answer questions
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PDThom
June 12, 2016|
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Response from larryinboca | Reviewed this property |
When we were there last week we couldn't get to Chambord but I suspect that is resolved by now. Best to check with those currently in France.
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