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Town of Art and History
Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river. Activities include athletic stadiums, rugby fields, tennis courts, a municipal dojo, an equestrian center, and two swimming pools. Blois has a lively cultural, artistic, and music scene providing a great variety of entertainment and local talent at the Chato'Do. Though of ancient origin, Blois was first mentioned in writing by Gregory of Tours in the sixth century. In the ninth century, the city becamse the seat of a powerful countship centered at the Château de Blois. As the capital of the Loir-et-Cher department in central France, you can reach Blois via the Gare de Blois railway station with direct connections from Paris, Orléans, Tours, Nantes, and several regional destinations. The A10 motorway also connects Blois with Paris, Orléans, and Tours. To find out how to plan a trip to France, use our trip itinerary maker.
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Small-Group Loire Valley Three Top Castles Day Trip with Wine Tasting BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $247
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