Chateau de Blois Tours

Chateau de Blois
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.
Address: 6 Place du Château, Blois 41000, France
Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (until 7 p.m. in summer)
Admission: Adults €9.80
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Loire Valley Castles Private Day Trip from Paris

Discover the sweeping vineyards, fairy-tale castles and Renaissance gardens of the Loire Valley on this full-day tour from Paris. Marvel at the royal castle of Chambord, the largest of all the Loire château, then stroll around the magnificent moat and gardens of Chenonceau. Finally, choose to explore the 17th-century estate of Cheverny, admire the architectural masterpiece of Blois castle or enjoy wine tasting at Amboise castle. Best of all: this private tour means undivided attention from your guide and the chance to customize your itinerary to suit your preferences.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Day Tour Loire Valley Wines & Castles

Eat. Drink. Love.Based in the royal city of BLOIS, we welcome you to our 19th century Maison Bourgeoise for a journey back in time. Our accommodation is the central point from where we will stroll around.Eat: Enjoying lunch in a typical French restaurant, taking in splendid views of the Loire river.Drink: Sylvain GAMARD is a 3rd level WSET graduate with expertise in wine. Wander in the vineyards of the greatest, where you will be explained the wine process, proper wine selection and tasting. It's an opportunity to discover some hidden gems you’ll want to take back home!Love: A stay on the banks of the Loire must include visits to the largest castles! Chambord, Cheverny, Blois are must-sees! We will narrate the History of France by its wines, which have been the main contributor to the Greatness of France.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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Full Day Tour to Chambord, Cheverny and Chenonceau Castles

Visit three of the Loire Valley’s most renowned châteaux—and even pause for a wine tasting—on this seamless, full-day tour. Setting out from Blois, you’ll meet your guide at your accommodation or at a local landmark, and will board an air-conditioned minivan. You’ll visit Chenonceau (known as the Ladies’ Château), Cheverny (owned by the same family for six centuries), and Chambord (the largest Loire Valley castle). Enjoy skip-the-line access and discounted admission at each stop. The tour also includes a tasting session of local wines.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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Loire Valley Chateaux Day Tour: Blois, Cheverny, Chambord, Wines tasting lunch

Immerse yourself in the idyllic scenery and fine wines of the Loire Valley on this full-day small-group tour from Tours, France. Explore three of the Loire Valley’s fairytale castles – admire the architectural wonders of Blois, see Leonardo da Vinci’s stairwell at Chambord and discover the legacy of Tin Tin at Cheverny. Along the way, stop to sample fine Cheverny wines and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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