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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  • Beautiful castle of wood. To understand the different eras and history, it is best to do the one hour guided tour (€ 3 in addition to the ticket)
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  • We did a tour quite interesting and informative. This royal castle really is a must in the region.
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  • Very beautiful monument, to visit for its history, on several times. Its position overlooking the Loire is remarkable. Just lacked us a bit of vegetation outside the castle to highlight.
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  • Loved visiting this site! Do some quick research about the castle before going! Beautiful architecture, good price, and very interesting information!
  • Chateau of Blois is one of the most prestigious Renaissance monuments. We were lucky to attending ‘son et lumière ‘ show which is worth hanging around for - it takes place in the courtyard . The usual melodramatic historical narrative, backed by a light show and classical music. Brilliant!
  • We approached the Chateau from the back side and it's walls looked really looked grand from the road below. Not so much from the front entrance. But definitely worth a visit not for the Chateau but for the city of Blois, which is straight out of Medieval time. The winding roads and riverfront, oh my god!
  • Whilst we didn't go inside the chateaux the views from the outside are worth it on their own. As is the case with many of the chateaux. Big plus with this one is rather than standalone in an enormous estate and gardens it is nestled in the lovely town of Blois with lots of local shops, bars, cafes and restaurants too.
  • Worth a visit plenty to see and well laid out.

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