Château de Blois Tours
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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.
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
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Château de Blois
This tour includes a round trip TGV train ticket from Paris, do not waste hours in a bus in the middle of the traffic. Sleep one night in a private château or troglodyte suite. Visit the famous castles of: Chambord, Blois, Amboise, the Clos Lucé with your French American guide and taste the delicate wines of the region. Everything is included: round trip train tickets from Paris, Loire Valley transportation, tour guide, castle entrances, breakfast, lunch, gourmet diner, wine tour & tastings and accommodation. The following day you are returned to the train station on your way back to Paris. This is a small group, limited to 6 persons max. You also be treated to sleeping in your own private chateau for the night. This tour is run by Luc Bonhomme, owner and former Loire valley wine importer for the USA. By the end of the tour, you will have gain a good knowledge of the Loire valley wines. Read more about this special two-day Loire Valley experience!
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.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Château de Blois hours of operation?
Château de Blois hours of operation: Daily 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (until 7 p.m. in summer). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Château de Blois?
The best ways to experience Château de Blois are:
- Loire Valley 2 Days+night In A Castle+train Ticket From Paris+4 Castles+wines
- Day tour of Chateaux of Chambord, Blois, Cheverny & family organic winery
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