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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  • The Château has its own interesting character and charm. The interior is in good condition and has its beauty. I was pleasantly surprised and suggest visiting while in Blois.  more »
  • Nearly didn't visit this on a trip to the Loire Valley Chateaux and left it until the end of the holiday. Thank goodness I went as this is one of the most striking of them all. Plenty of history...  more »
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  • 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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