Château Royal de Blois
6 Place du Château, 41000 Blois, France
About Château Royal de Blois
The Château de Blois is one of the rare monuments offering visitors a comprehensive view of French architecture from the Middle Ages through the classical epoch. It has been listed since 1945 as a historic monument. The medieval castle became a royal residence and the political capital of the kingdom under Louis XII. This place has so many histories to say. The chateau is now used as a public museum that has a lot of collections that pave light to ancient history.
Attractions near Château Royal de Blois
The House of Magic takes you into an astonishing world of illusion which holds many surprises. Ideally located opposite the royal castle, the house of magic tells you in this large 19 th century house the history of magic and illusion, as well as the life and work of the famous illusionist from Blés Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin. This house will carry you away in a universe permeated with magic and legends.
One of the majestic cathedral in Blois which was dedicated to Saint Louis. The 'Cathédrale can be seen from almost anywhere in and around the fine city of Blois due to its hilltop location. It was a fine example of the gothic style architecture and is also faces so many wars and natural calamities. has been a monument Historique since 1906.
A beautiful castle that was built in the late 15th century but this has given way to the current structure which was built by Jean du Thiers secretary of state to King Henry II. The castle is renowned for its Gallery of portraits decorated in the 17th century with 327 portraits of famous people. The castle was surrounded by a beautiful garden and is a nice place to spend some nice time and also it is an example of a FIne architecture.
A Majestic chateau which was associated with Madame de Pompadour situated on the bank of the Loire at Menars. One of the notable architectures in this area and is renowned for its history. It also has a beautiful garden which surrounds this building and is the main tourist attraction in this area.
The smallest chateau in the Loire which was around 600 years old and is still inhabited by its owners. The 12-hectare land offers a nice garden as well as a gift shop on-site, selling regional and organic products. Guests can enjoy a free guided visit of the castle upon request and the park has a recycling exhibition. It was classified as a historical monument and the smallest châteaux in the Loire valley.
A beautiful castle which was the remains of ancient French architecture. Built between the years of 1604 and 1634, and changed little since, the castle presents an immaculate picture of symmetry, peace, and the aristocratic good life. The interior reflects a living history of the generations of the family and it is still owned by descendants of the original builders. There is also a beautiful garden around this place and is one of the visitors paradise.
Where is Château Royal de Blois
Discover more attractions in Centre-Val de Loire, where Château Royal de Blois is located
The Centre-Val de Loire is a large inland region of central France located in the south-west of the French capital Paris. The region is known for its fine historical towns, for its vineyards and agricultural produce, and for its many beautiful castles.