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.
Tours to Chateau Royal de Blois
Loire Valley Chateaux Day Tour: Blois, Cheverny, Chambord, Wines tasting lunch BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $190
Duration: 9 hours
LOIRE VALLEY: COMBINATION OF 3 CASTLES - MAKE YOUR CHOICE (Day-trip from PARIS) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $325
Duration: 12 hours
Chateau Royal de Blois Reviews
Visite insolite propose une autre vue pour le visiteur. Visite d'endroit inaccessible au public. A faire on apprends beaucoup avec des vues sur la ville inhabituelles more »Unusual visit offers another view for the visitor. Visit a place inaccessible to the public. To do we learn a lot with unusual views of the city
Un bon moment passé en famille. Les histopad sont un plus pour une visite commentée et ludique autant pour les enfants que les adultes. Les explications sont claires. Spectacle son et lumière très bea... more »A good time with the family. Histopad stopad is a plus for a guided and playful visit for both children and adults. The explanations are clear. Very beautiful sound and light show. The castle is really beautiful. Different types of architecture to discover. Very interesting.
I'd call it a Royal palace and less of a castle, but that's me. We didn't go in because we had already seen a few other castles in the area but if you haven't seen any already it's definitely worth the look. The house of magic on the other side of the courtyard was really cool with the dragons that pop out. We were completely surprised by the show!
Impressive inside. The tour is very well organized. It gives a good historical context and explains the main events that happened in the castle. You feel that you are just allowed to visit a small part as the building is huge!
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