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. To visit Chateau Royal de Blois on your trip to Blois, use our Blois itinerary maker.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The castle of Blois is a beautiful building to visit. There is also a very funny and friendly fencing show
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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful choreography! The actors are impressive by their games... legs & swords. Don't be surprised, if you place 1st row, get involved.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Fascinating visit. We didn't have long to visit but got a good feel of the history of the chateau and the people who had lived there.  more »
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  • August 5, 2017
    Impressive venue with a great collection of art. We were fortunate enough to catch a period outdoor performance during our visit.
  • August 5, 2017
    Lovely exhibits of restoration and also very well done temporary exhibit of Gaston d'Orleans. Great beaux arts museum.
  • August 20, 2017
    Centre of the town. Get to see a lot of the castle for your money. Amazing views
  • May 30, 2017
    Greatly surprised by how beautiful and historically rich the place is. It feels like a time travel throughout the French XV-XVIII centuries. Reccomended for art history amateurs.
  • July 30, 2017
    Truly beautiful both inside and out. The spiral staircase is amazing.

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