We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Chateau Royal de Blois

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 6 Place du Chateau, 41000, Blois, France
Phone Number:
+33 2 54 90 33 33
Today
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

The Royal Chateau of Blois is your gateway into the Val de Loire. The Royal...

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 ideal introduction for your visit.The rich architecture of the four different wings echoes the diversity of styles of the many chateaux built in the Loire Valley from the Middle Ages to the 17th Century.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$1,113.13*
and up
Loire Valley Castles Private Day Trip from Paris
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,244 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 199
    Excellent
  • 168
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Impressive castle!!

Driven from paris with friends by car we entrée in Blois!! The castle is really impressive!! Not big one but very nice and well located on the top of Blois!! Very impressed by the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Giannisioannou72
,
Limassol, Cyprus
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

2,244 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 422: English reviews
Limassol, Cyprus
Level Contributor
114 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Driven from paris with friends by car we entrée in Blois!! The castle is really impressive!! Not big one but very nice and well located on the top of Blois!! Very impressed by the tour and the double stairs where you never meet the other person once he goes down as you come up!! Don't miss it if you like... More 

Helpful?
Thank Giannisioannou72
Bucharest, Romania
Level Contributor
36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is a well preserved attraction, although neither as big nor as beautiful as other castles in the Loire valley. Its most renowned attraction -the spiral staircase - is indeed an architectural masterpiece. The gardens of the castle are absolutely gorgeous.

Helpful?
Thank Aura V
Gainesville, Florida
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a nice and well kept chateau, by any measure. Gorgeous vistas and wonderful gardens. It's one of the smaller ones in the region, but don't let that prevent you from visiting. It still has plenty of royal flavor, excess and flamboyance. However one of the unexpected attraction was seeing Leonardo Da Vinci's tomb in the small chapel by the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Coldcoldflame
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Level Contributor
154 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The castle at Blois was a great jumping-off point for the Loire Valley. Had we not started there, I'm not sure we would have fully understood how the entire region came to be. We had an english-speaking guide who was amazing... we learned so much about the various centuries of royalty at the castle and the constant fight for power.... More 

Helpful?
Thank kpummill2017
Kent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
224 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Blois was altered and remodelled by so many French kings that is is a real mixture of architectural fashions. A lot of the interior was restored after it ceased to be a barracks in the mid 19th Century, so it is hard to know how accurately the interiors were restored....but it is filled with some wonderful paintings, ceramics and sculptures....even... More 

Helpful?
Thank ihbScotland
Lyon, France
Level Contributor
169 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

This castle is very particular because at the same area you will find 4 different castles built in 4 different eras and by different people. Very interesting history and magnificent stairway filled with various carvings. Worth taking the guided tour to understand the historical story of the place. There is also a show in the evening where lights are projected... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ratna_BSBL
Newton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
320 reviews
184 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

This chateau blew me away for two reasons. The first was the significance of the chateau, its history, furnishings and the extraordinary exhibitions - all fantastic and not to be missed. The second reason however, is the art museum tucked away on the second floor. In the most unassuming way imaginable this little museum of about 6 rooms contains a... More 

Helpful?
Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
Frankfurt, Germany
Level Contributor
212 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Taken through the history with a number of well thought out historical exhibitions inside. Quite different from the other chateaux in the area. Good vantage point overlooking Blois and the Loire.

Helpful?
Thank James H
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
97 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Have visited this place nearly 30 years ago, so was keen to see it again. It's still a brilliant example and well worth a visit if you're in the area. Excellent info on the older members of France's royals (like before the Sun King time). And of course the ever-present Catherine de Medici, wow did she get around.

Helpful?
Thank mconnor042
Odenton, Maryland
Level Contributor
354 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We visited the Chateau on an organized tour with a very knowledgeable guide. We enjoyed walking around the chateau and looking at all the different styles of architecture from Classic, Renaissance, and Gothic. The construction of the buildings took place from the 13th century to the 17th century. There are 564 different rooms, 100 bedrooms, 75 staircases, and a fireplace... More 

Helpful?
Thank dgbg100106

Travelers who viewed Chateau Royal de Blois also viewed

 
Chenonceaux, Loire Valley
 

Been to Chateau Royal de Blois? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Chateau Royal de Blois and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Chateau Royal de Blois staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?