- Guided tour of Blois castle
- Lunch at the Orangery restaurant of the Chambord castle
- Guided tour of Chambord castle
- Guided tour of Clos Lucé, the home of Leonardo da Vinci
- Guided tour of Amboise castle
Visit the royal castle of Blois
Located in the Loir-et-Cher department, the royal castle of Blois has been a listed historical monument since 1845. It symbolizes the epicenter of the French Renaissance. The royal castle of Blois is a must in the city, on the route to the castle of the Loire. Each year, thousands of visitors come to admire this architectural gem.
The royal castle of Blois has hosted no less than 10 queens and 7 kings of France, whose building was their favourite residence. This castle constitutes a real painting through time with its 4 facades, each evoking a different era. It is thus possible to follow the evolution of the great French architectural periods, from the time of the Middle Ages to the classical period.
Indeed, through the centuries, the royal castle of Blois has brought together several architectural styles. The particularity of this site is that we find in the same place 4 very distinct styles, from different eras and this in the 4 wings that compose it. Indeed, we find in its architecture the Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance and Classic styles. It is a unique and fascinating panorama.
With its surface area of 10,000m2, the royal castle of Blois is fully furnished, decorated and colourful.
From the tiling to the woodwork, all the interior and exterior details are a real feast for the eyes. The castle consists of 2 floors mainly retracing the period from the Renaissance to the 19th century.
History of the Blois Castle
Since 1869, on the 1st floor of the Louis VII wing, the royal castle has housed the Museum of Fine Arts of the city of Blois. With a collection of 35,000 works, this museum has been renamed the Musée de France. However, the presentation of the works is not related to the apartments furnished by King Louis XII. They provide more insight into court life and the castle’s royal past.
These thousands of works are grouped by theme. While others are also exhibited in the royal apartments or reserve for temporary exhibitions or placed in other museums in France. Over time, more than 300 paintings and works of art have been donated or acquired by the castle and form an exceptional collection, not to be missed.
Throughout the year, the Royal Castle of Blois offers many events, such as original and surprising exhibitions and activities. Come and enjoy these moments of sharing and discovery with family or friends.
In addition, the Royal Castle of Blois lights up every evening from April to September. Light projections on the sumptuous architecture of the castle and its courtyard are organized for an evening. Important moments in the history of the castle are told and translated into several languages during this spectacular animation.
The Royal Castle of Blois is located in the heart of the city and allows visitors to stroll through the alleys and stroll in the magnificent gardens around the city. Located 1 hour 30 minutes from Paris, this castle in the city is close to many Blois shops, bars and restaurants. Finally, the castle offers a breathtaking view of the Loire and the thousand-year-old alleys of the old town of Blois.
Come and discover the charms of the region and its famous royal castle on an excursion with family or friends. Give way to a real moment of relaxation and plenty of discoveries.
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