Château de Blois

Loire Valley
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

The Royal Château de Blois is located in the center of the city of Blois. The château has been the residence of several French kings, and is also where Joan of Arc was blessed in 1429 by the Archbishop of Reims, before beginning her campaign to drive the English from Orleans. English audio guides are available.

Nearby attractions

One of the most elegant chateau in the Loire Valley, the Château de Chambord was built as a Royal hunting lodge for Francois I and was a firm favourite with the French Royal Family throughout the following centuries.

These magnificent stables are the setting for a superb equestrian show with actors in period costume retracing the history of the Count of Chambord's Renaissance château. You can also take a horse drawn carriage tour around...

Between Tours & Blois, this estate has a park with château, stables & exceptional gardens (the famous International Garden Festival) designed by landscape architects from all over the world. Guided & self guided...

Since 1886 these cellars have been used to store the highest quality wines, which have graced the tables of royalty. During your visit you will discover the history of the cellars - which are kept at a constant 12°C - and have...

Places to visit nearby

Blois in the Loire Valley is a charming royal city with an historic château that has been home to 7 French kings and 10 French queens.

Tours in the Loire Valley is a modern city with a history dating back to the Romans that is famous for its architecture, wines and markets.

Orléans in the Loire Valley is a city rich with history and famous for its links to Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orléans.

Nearby events

Les 24H Vélo Shimano, cycling competition

A prestigious challenge.And they're off, for a whole day and night! Once again, the 24 hour cycling...