Chateau Royal de Blois, Blois

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With several wings to explore, Chateau Royal de Blois is sure to peek your curiosity about everything from archaeological texts from the Middle Ages to the massive collection of restored murals. Discover French architecture from the Middle Ages to the 17th century, then visit the chamber of secrets, whispered to be Catherine de Médici's secret hiding place for poisons.

As the residence of several French kings, in 1429, the Archbishop of Reims blessed Joan of Arc before she departed with her army to drive the English from Orléans. Your visit is complete with an audio tour, in English available for download to your mp3 player, of the on-site Museum of Fine Arts. It is located in the royal apartments of François I and the Louis XII wing and contains more than 30,000 works. Plan to see Chateau Royal de Blois and other attractions that appeal to you using our Blois vacation planner.
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  • My Favorites. The two staircases. The rooms of the King and the Queen. The Architekturaustellung.
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  • In 1844, the historical monuments of Mérimée decide to rehabilitate this castle. They load this site Félix Duban, assisted by Jules the Morandière (who worked on the construction of Chaumont) Félix Duban becomes one of the first restaurateurs see restorative Castle, since it recreates the interiors and redistributes them Royal apartments. His choice may surprise, but they had the merit to exist. The set is so rich in history and beautiful things to see that the two hours I spent were enchanted to me. The guided tour is a plus. Then alone, I discovered the Sainte Chapelle, the Museum of fine arts and exposure Gaston d ' Orléans.
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  • The castle of Blois is a place that evokes power, a unique architectural wealth just think of the four wings in four different styles from Gothic to neo-classical. I was particularly impressed with the wing of Francis I, with its famous decorated staircase which is a splendid example of Renaissance art. The interiors, which are not original, we tell the story of Catherine De Medici and her sons that have succeeded on the throne of France. The castle was the scene of endless parties, drama and intrigue. It is interesting to visit for those who like me has read a great deal about the figure of the small fiorentina who ascended the throne of France.
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  • By pass Paris.... And head here. This village was fantastic, there was a street fair foing on and tons of events. It was friendly and exactly what I was hoping for from my first visit to France!
  • Wonderful castle with a stunning architecture. The visit will take you across a large number of rooms, with historical informations about different times of the castle history
  • Beautiful chateau. Amazing building could spends hours wandering round here
  • Impressive venue with a great collection of art. We were fortunate enough to catch a period outdoor performance during our visit.
  • Lovely exhibits of restoration and also very well done temporary exhibit of Gaston d'Orleans. Great beaux arts museum.

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