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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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A big thank you to Amandine and all the other staff for making our visit wonderful. They freely gave out information about what rooms were used for (when the audio guide did not... read more

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Camaret-sur-Mer, France
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Camaret-sur-Mer, France
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A big thank you to Amandine and all the other staff for making our visit wonderful. They freely gave out information about what rooms were used for (when the audio guide did not give you this information).

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

just be specific, when buying ticket. if you are not careful they will sell you audio for additional charge without asking.

Thank alicia h
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A city of superlatives, Blois lives up to its reputation! We visited the castle by ourselves: a lot of panels explaining the history and the organization of the castle throughout the years and the successive kings are self-explanatory. A centre of royal political power, Blois was built with different architecture styles over the years. The history there was also dramatic... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We don't usually bother with the insides of chateaus but decided to go the light show at night especially as it was so mild too. It was a great way to learn about the history of the building and the 45 minutes whizzed by. Lots of different photo opportunities too.

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Cincinnati Ohio
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been to Chambord and a few other Chateaux, I was skeptical about seeing yet another Castle but I'm so happy I visited the one in Blois. The real plus was going to the light show. If you plan on doing so, purchase a combined Chateaux tour and light show ticket at the same time. It's well worth it. The... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive light show. Audio guide is free if you bring your own earbuds or headphones, 2 Euro to buy a set there. The audio guide translates the story for you during the show. We split 2 earbuds between the four of us as you really only need one ear for translation.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

It is really nice and interesting to visit and to leran about so many events in French history happened here. Evening sound and light show in the yard of the castle is worth to visit as well, but you neef to bring your own headphones to connect to the translation audioguide.

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Akron, Ohio
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Visit this place and see the city and chateau as I did many years ago long before the range of calendar dates suitable for indicating the time of my visit became available for completing this review. Many years ago I was taking my first extended visit of France and I wanted to lead my wanderings far from Paris and get... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

From the end of the Middle Ages to the end of the wars of religions ... a rich and exciting story, events happened there ... you can relive them in the same places, with a good guide (Anais by example). Architecture, a model of the genre, 4 well-characterized epochs ... the happiness of rebirth ... imagine François 1er, this king... More 

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Jacksonville, Oregon
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

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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