Chateau Royal de Blois, Blois

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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.
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  • This site is well worth the visit, despite the long walk up the hill! You will enjoy the many different facades and the story behind them. 
    This site is well worth the visit, despite the long walk up the hill! You will enjoy the many different facades and the story behind them.  more »
  • This is one of the castle you have to visite if you are in the Loire valley. The buildings represent three of the major architecture styles, and they do a great job at giving you an insight to the... 
    This is one of the castle you have to visite if you are in the Loire valley. The buildings represent three of the major architecture styles, and they do a great job at giving you an insight to the...  more »
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  • Amazing Chateaux and well worth the 12.00 Euro admission fee. This place goes on through so many rooms I actually lost track of time. We spent almost two hours because there is so much to see. The history of the Chateaux and the period of time is detailed for you. Who knew that Henri the third had minions...
  • Good interactive tour with modern tech used to engage children to participate. Alot of information and a truly beautiful castle. Well maintained and well documented with modern age techniques such as tablets sensing which room you're in, augmented reality showing history of buildings,...

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