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Blois Office de tourisme
3 ave Dr Jean Laigret Blois
41000

Tel:+33 (0)2 54 90 41 41
Fax:+33 (0)2 54 90 41 49

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Blois is situated right in the heart of some of the Loire's finest chateaux including Chambord, Cheverny and Chaumont.  However, of fascination itself is Chateau de Blois which was the main royal residence until Henri IV moved the court back to Paris.  Architectural buffs will love it as it has four distinct styles; medieval, Gothic, Renaissance and Classical. 

The town of Blois has retained much of this early royal splendour with historic facades fronting what used to be the courtier's mansions especially in the hilly, pedestrianised medieval quarter around Place VauvertPlace Louis XII is home to Blois' noteworthy market and surrounded by half-timbered houses and balconies all adding to the charm of this beguiling town.

What to See - Blois Attractions

Beaugency
Beaugency,
a medieval town with possibilities for walks along the banks of the Loire

Château de Beauregard
Chaumont,
built originally as a hunting lodge for Francois I more information
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)2 54 51 26 26

Château de Chaumont
Chaumont,
a feudal château with superb views over the river Loire more information
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)2 54 51 26 26

Château de Cheverny
Cheverny,
a fine Classical château which still belongs to a descendant of the original owner more information
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)2 54 79 96 29

Forest exhibitions
Chambord,
discover the Domaine National de Chambord which surrounds the Château
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Every pm (not Fri) from Sep-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)2 54 50 50 00

Pagode de Chanteloup
2.3 km S of Amboise on rue Bretonneau, 37400
Chinese Pagoda built in 1775-1778 and a subject of great consternation at the time
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)2 47 57 20 97

Château de Chambord
Chambord,
the largest of the Royal château and truly outstanding in every way more information
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)2 54 50 40 00

Musee de L'objet
6 rue Franciade, Blois 41000
contemporary art museum with works by Man Ray and Cesar
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jul-Aug (Tues-Sun); Sep-Jun (Sat & Sun) | Tel: +33 (0)2 54 55 37 40

Clos-Luce
2, rue de Clos-Luce, Amboise 37400
visit the manor house where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last few years of his life - model of his inventions on show here
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)2 47 57 62 88

Maison de la Magie
1 Place du Château, Blois 41000
museum of magic shows and interactive exhibits
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sun:Apr-Jun;Jul-Aug:daily; Sep-Mar We/Th/Sa/Su | Tel: +33 (0)2 54 55 26 26

Maison Jeanne d'Arc
3 place du General de Gaulle, Orleans 45000
details the life of Orleans' famous heroine
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sun; Nov-Apr:daily | Tel: +33 (0)2 38 52 99 89

Château de Blois
Place du Château, Blois 41000
the outstanding royal castle where murders and intrigue was the order of the day more information
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)2 54 90 33 32

Musee des Beaux Arts
Place Ste-Croix, Orleans 45000
gallery with European art from 16th to 20th century
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sat & Sun pm | Tel: +33 (0)2 38 79 21 55