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Chateau Royal de Blois

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Address: 6 Place du Chateau, 41000, Blois, France
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+33 2 54 90 33 33
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

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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great mix of architectural styles

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 November 2016
Kent, United Kingdom
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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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Newton, Massachusetts
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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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Frankfurt, Germany
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Have visited this place nearly 30 years ago, so was keen to see it again. It's still a brilliant example and well worth a visit if you're in the area. Excellent info on the older members of France's royals (like before the Sun King time). And of course the ever-present Catherine de Medici, wow did she get around.

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Odenton, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We visited the Chateau on an organized tour with a very knowledgeable guide. We enjoyed walking around the chateau and looking at all the different styles of architecture from Classic, Renaissance, and Gothic. The construction of the buildings took place from the 13th century to the 17th century. There are 564 different rooms, 100 bedrooms, 75 staircases, and a fireplace... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We loved our visit to this Château and found the various architectural and Art styles through the centuries fascinating and fun. It is a very educational visit for young and old with interactive monitors and videos, as well as audio guides if wanted. Definitely worth a visit when in Blois.

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Monifieth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the chateau, it's a lovely place to wander around and to find out a bit about French history. We found it very informative and a great way to spend a couple of hours when in Blois. There is a also a lovely cafe in the courtyard which was reasonably priced and a beautiful place... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My wife and I were able to walk to this chateau from our hotel in town. It was very interesting. I learned a great deal of French history that I otherwise had never encountered. A must see in Blois

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I had seen the staircase on photographs and wanted to see it for real. Only the staircase is worth the visit and it is interesting to see how through the ages different people have added to the castle in their own preferred style. Lots of rooms with furniture and clear descriptions. They have a good museum store too. It is... More 

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