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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  • No need to enter the castle, just climb the stairs, and contemplate the beautiful views of the city, the castle itself, and enjoy the various bars and restaurants around.
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  • It lasts two hours and requires an extra charge of €5. The unusual lies in the fact that the visitor is guided in places that are not accessible to traditional visitors. The result is that you have access to: a small garden very banal behind the wing G. D'orléans, in the basement (empty) of the Tower called Renault Castle, to the crossing of two rooms of reserves (photos forbidden) where are stored seats and some furniture degraded , two halls showing the structure of the Castle. The rest of the Castle, accessible to all visitors, is crossed to the no load without explanation. In my opinion, this visit has only an unusual name, the secret side of the discoveries that do not exist.
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  • Cool well highlighted. This very particular castle with several parts built at different times
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  • First time there and unfortunately underwhelmed. The place is, of course, majestic, but the way it is laid out, the exhibits, etc, make it a lot less impressive than the many royal neighbours. I am glad I went, but it is not one of the many Loire castles I will recommend to friends and clients.
  • This chateau was a very lovely surprise. I have never seen a stairs like those they have here, i loved them. I would definitely reccomend everyone to go and take a look at this beautiful chateau.
  • Interesting chateau but I really enjoyed the historical light show projected against the walls of the chateau. My pictures really do not do the show justice but then that is the point of going to see it. It traces the history of the different parts of the chateau and it's royal inhabitants. This evening show should not be missed. You can listen to the site is various languages on headphones.
  • What a great find. Rooms are comfortable and large. Bathroom was perfect and we had the best sleep in a month while traveling around France. Very quiet grounds so with the windows open it was good. Breakfast was good and this stop was a treat for the cost. Highly recommend if you are traveling close.
  • This chateau was a very lovely surprise. I have never seen a stairs like those they have here, i loved them. I would definitely reccomend everyone to go and take a look at this beautiful chateau.
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