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Chateau Royal de Blois

6 Place du Chateau, 41000, Blois, France
+33 2 54 90 33 33
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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 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.
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6 Place du Chateau, 41000, Blois, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A truly stunning Chateau in the centre of Blois with magificent staircase. We found the evening light show very entertaining and well presented.

Thank stevebaker1
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

If you want To stop by the Loire Valley enjoy a weekend in Blois , cycle ride by the Loire, air balloon or simply a long walk. Some lovely airB&B - stayed in 13th century flat Alan was great (ask for details). 15 min from...More

Thank Fabou1307
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Our Loire Valley guide brought us here at the end of our day. One of our party was experiencing foot problems so we only soaked in the view from the outside with a brief explanation of the history and the distinctive architectural details. We wish...More

Thank ProfessorMoon
Reviewed November 6, 2017

you find yourself in the midst of one of the most bloody periods of French history --- the religious wars. The intrigues of the court are made visible whilst you visit the castle. The might of the French kings is visible troughout Worth the time...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed November 6, 2017

very nice guide, Martine gave a very good overview of the history of the castle. Neat, very well furnished castle. free visit also nice, you can visit again next day. Bookshop and good brochure. We loved it

Thank Marie-Christine L
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Whilst not the most beautiful looking chateau in the Loire Valley, it is steeped in history and full of interesting rooms/facts. A must see attraction if you are in Blois.

Thank David N
Reviewed October 31, 2017

very interesting place from beginning to end.You will enjoy this place rich in history--and it will be a relaxing day--DougD Florida

Thank doug d
Reviewed October 29, 2017

Well worth a visit and lunch on site is good value Fantastic chateau with a staircase worth the visit

Thank Carolynn C
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

Visited early 11:00 which avoids the crush. Guided tour with the machine is worth the extra. Wonderful in the low season - October half term - no queues or crowds.

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

We visited this chateau today, wonderful architecture and the audio guide is informative about both the architecture and the history of France from medieval times though the Renaissance and wars of religion. Don't miss the terrace with its lovely views of the Loire and St...More

Thank Madeleine K
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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
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.