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Château de Blois

Learn about the intriguing history of these majestic buildings with a tour of the impressive halls and chambers of varying designs.

Famous as the site of the blessing of Joan of Arc’s banner, the Château de Blois consists of a row of rustic structures of various architectural styles. Its façades incorporate features from the Renaissance, classic and Gothic schools. The site also has several art and history museums. The château, which played a major role in the political history of the region, has hundreds of rooms, nearly all with fireplaces. Embark on a self-guided tour around the majestic rooms of the buildings.

Pick up a brochure to explain each section of the tour, which lasts 90 minutes. Guided tours in English occur daily in July and August. Find out about the Counts of Blois, the Dukes of Orléans-Valois and Joan of Arc, who brought her banner here for a religious blessing before leading her army to fight the English.

Witness the spectacular 45-minute sound-and-light show. Listen to the enchanting legends of love and mystery in the château, accompanied by a musical score.

Visit the Fine Arts Museum on the first floor of the Louis XII wing. Arrays of paintings and sculptures decorate its six rooms. Admire works by Marco d’Oggiono, Bourdon, Lemoyne and other masters. The museum focuses on European art from the Renaissance to the end of the 1800s.

Other collections are scattered around the château, such as the carvings and restoration techniques in the architecture halls. Marvel at furniture from centuries ago in the royal apartments. Purchase jewelry, books and toys among other souvenirs in the château shop.

The site is open to visits daily year-round except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Hours generally start from morning until late afternoon. Pay reasonable fees for entrance and the sound-and-light show. Purchase combined package deals.

Château de Blois is just north of the Loire River in the historic center of Blois. Walk 5 minutes east from the Blois Railway Station. Nearby attractions include the Tourism Office, Pasteur Square and the Robert-Houdin House of the Magic.


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Mercure Blois Centre £117
Mercure Blois Centre

Mercure Blois Centre

28 Quai Saint Jean, Blois, Loir-et-Cher
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the heart of Blois, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Loire Valley and Chateau de Blois. Basilique Notre-Dame de la Trinité and St. Louis Cathedral are also within 10 minutes. Blois-Chambord Station is 20 minutes by foot.

    Novotel Blois Centre Val de Loire Hotel £102
    Novotel Blois Centre Val de Loire Hotel

    Novotel Blois Centre Val de Loire Hotel

       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Blois, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Louis Cathedral, Maison de la Magie and Musee d'Histoire Naturelle. Chateau de Cheverny and Château de Chambord are also within 12 mi (20 km). Blois-Chambord Station is 15 minutes by foot.

      Hôtel Anne De Bretagne £58
      Hôtel Anne De Bretagne

      Hôtel Anne De Bretagne

      31 Avenue du Dr Jean Laigret, Blois
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Blois, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Maison de la Magie and St. Louis Cathedral. Polyclinique de Blois and Chateau de Beauregard are also within 9 mi (15 km). Blois-Chambord Station is only a 3-minute walk.

        Best Western Blois Chateau £60
        Best Western Blois Chateau

        Best Western Blois Chateau

        8 Rue Jean Laigret, Blois, Loir-et-Cher
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Blois, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Loire Valley and Chateau de Blois. Maison de la Magie and Musee d'Histoire Naturelle are also within 10 minutes. Blois-Chambord Station is only a 1-minute walk.

          Hôtel-Restaurant Le Monarque £58
          Hôtel-Restaurant Le Monarque

          Hôtel-Restaurant Le Monarque

          61 Rue Porte Chartraine, Blois
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Blois, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Louis Cathedral and Maison de la Magie. Chateau de Cheverny and Château de Chambord are also within 16 mi (25 km). Blois-Chambord Station is 10 minutes by foot.

            Appart'City Blois £46
            Appart'City Blois

            Appart'City Blois

            20 rue de la Chocolaterie, Blois, Loir-et-Cher
               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Blois, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Loire Valley and Chateau de Blois. Musee d'Histoire Naturelle and Maison de la Magie are also within 10 minutes. Blois-Chambord Station is 5 minutes by foot.

              ibis Blois Centre Chateau £64
              ibis Blois Centre Chateau

              ibis Blois Centre Chateau

                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Blois, this hotel is steps away from Maison de la Magie and Chateau de Blois. St. Louis Cathedral and Chateau de Beauregard are also within 9 mi (15 km). Blois-Chambord Station is 8 minutes by foot.

                La maison de Thomas £78
                La maison de Thomas

                La maison de Thomas

                12 Rue Beauvoir, Blois
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in the historical district, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Loire Valley and Chateau de Blois. St. Louis Cathedral and Maison de la Magie are also within 10 minutes. Blois-Chambord Station is 10 minutes by foot.