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  • Address: 6 Place du Château, Blois, France 41000
  • Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (until 7 p.m. in summer)
  • Admission: Adults €9.80

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Chateau de Blois Tours

With 100 bedrooms, three architectural styles and almost 800 years of history, the Château de Blois is a favorite of travelers to the Loire Valley. Although the French Revolution left it in a looted and rundown condition, its use as a military barracks helped save it from being razed and today stands fully restored with period furniture and all of its gilded glory.

In addition, there is a fine arts museum within the castle. And across the street is the House of Magic, a museum dedicated to hometown magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, which is a favorite with kids. Château de Blois is also a popular nighttime destination from Easter through September, with a fantastic light and sound show on the castle's facade. It's popular among the town's residents as well as those who are looking for a different kind of Loire castle experience.

Practical Info

Unlike the majority of the great castles in the Loire Valley, Château de Blois is just a 10-minute walk from the Blois train station. It is closed only on Christmas and New Year's Day; otherwise, it opens at 9 a.m. with closing times varying throughout the year from 5:30 p.m. in the winter months to 7 p.m. in high season. Note also that from November through March, the castle is closed between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The base price is €9.80, with discounts for seniors, students, children under 17 and groups. There are additional fees for the light show and the House of Magic.

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Loire Valley Castles Private Day Trip from Paris, Paris, null

Loire Valley Castles Private Day Trip from Paris

Travel out of Paris to the picturesque Loire Valley by deluxe car or minivan on this private day trip. You'll visit three of the major castles in this UNESCO ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,331.50

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