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Chateau Royal de Blois

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Address: 6 Place du Chateau, 41000, Blois, France
Phone Number:
+33 2 54 90 33 33
Today
09:00 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Royal Chateau of Blois is your gateway into the Val de Loire. The Royal...

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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The centuries made visible

Grand way to see architecture through the royal ages. But perhaps my favorite part was the fleur-de-lis motif on the walls, the pillars, the tiles--even door handles. That little... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Jacksonville, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Grand way to see architecture through the royal ages. But perhaps my favorite part was the fleur-de-lis motif on the walls, the pillars, the tiles--even door handles. That little symbol is everywhere, and it's like an easy treasure hunt fo keep finding it.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are hundreds of Chateaux in the Loire Valley from the huge like Chambord to the tiny like the dozens of small demeures scattered around. So what are the bullet point features of Blois? It is quite big. Less than 2 hours for a visit would be an injustice, 3 hours can easily be swallowed up. Beyond that and my... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Driven from paris with friends by car we entrée in Blois!! The castle is really impressive!! Not big one but very nice and well located on the top of Blois!! Very impressed by the tour and the double stairs where you never meet the other person once he goes down as you come up!! Don't miss it if you like... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

The castle is a well preserved attraction, although neither as big nor as beautiful as other castles in the Loire valley. Its most renowned attraction -the spiral staircase - is indeed an architectural masterpiece. The gardens of the castle are absolutely gorgeous.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

It's a nice and well kept chateau, by any measure. Gorgeous vistas and wonderful gardens. It's one of the smaller ones in the region, but don't let that prevent you from visiting. It still has plenty of royal flavor, excess and flamboyance. However one of the unexpected attraction was seeing Leonardo Da Vinci's tomb in the small chapel by the... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The castle at Blois was a great jumping-off point for the Loire Valley. Had we not started there, I'm not sure we would have fully understood how the entire region came to be. We had an english-speaking guide who was amazing... we learned so much about the various centuries of royalty at the castle and the constant fight for power.... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Blois was altered and remodelled by so many French kings that is is a real mixture of architectural fashions. A lot of the interior was restored after it ceased to be a barracks in the mid 19th Century, so it is hard to know how accurately the interiors were restored....but it is filled with some wonderful paintings, ceramics and sculptures....even... More 

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This castle is very particular because at the same area you will find 4 different castles built in 4 different eras and by different people. Very interesting history and magnificent stairway filled with various carvings. Worth taking the guided tour to understand the historical story of the place. There is also a show in the evening where lights are projected... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This chateau blew me away for two reasons. The first was the significance of the chateau, its history, furnishings and the extraordinary exhibitions - all fantastic and not to be missed. The second reason however, is the art museum tucked away on the second floor. In the most unassuming way imaginable this little museum of about 6 rooms contains a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Taken through the history with a number of well thought out historical exhibitions inside. Quite different from the other chateaux in the area. Good vantage point overlooking Blois and the Loire.

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