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“Interesting visit but more could be made of it”

Chateau Royal de Blois
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Loire Valley Castles Private Day Trip from Paris
Ranked #1 of 39 things to do in Blois
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Interesting visit but more could be made of it”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Of it's type this is good rather than outstanding, yet so many of the Chateaux that are open to the public have so little in them. There is some careful curation here but I feel the story could be told more vibrantly. There was some entertaining sword play in the courtyard on our visit and I would urge you to make a visit, for there is some interesting things here and quite a lot to do.

Visited August 2013
Thank Ian G
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Orange Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
“Not the Best Chateau but decent.”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Right in the town Blois. Very large chateau but not many of the rooms have furnishings and kind of hard to follow on the pamphlet they give you. They have a lot art work, relics, and military memorabilia. Not my favorite (since we've so many and stopped counting). If you are there, go see it but if you don't, no worries. There is a wonderful restaurant on the left that is absolutely wonderful. Check it out. It has a little pig with a menu on the outside. You'd think it was a tourist trap but it is not. You can get a great view of the city as well. Enjoy.

Visited October 2013
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Boca Raton, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderfull tour through the Loire chateaus”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Love all the chateaus, this in particular doesn't have any pieces of furniture but so interesting to see the beautiful architecture of the time. Really charming!!

Visited October 2012
Thank Mel9616
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Paris, France
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Pure Renaissance marvel”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Locatd in Town, it is a must when traveling to discover the famous Renaissance "Chateax de la Loire". It provides a very interesting view on different periodes of the French History.
It enables to be associated with other visits in Blois.

Visited September 2013
Thank Nils D
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Bucharest, Romania
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119 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Fantastic and historic”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

A beautiful chateau that is well worth a visit. It is set in the heart of a pretty village. The courtyard is very nice, and as you enter the image of the castle charms you. I think it is worth visiting and absolutely recommend it.

Visited July 2013
Thank Laurens007
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