Loir-et-Cher

Blois

Recommended
Blois
The Essential
Recommended
Stretching out along the River Loire, Blois has preserved many of its steep and tortuous alleys from the Middle Ages, linked here and there by flights of stairs. There is a three-colour harmony characteristic of Blois (white facades, blue tiled roofs and red brick chimneys), and the town also boasts a proud royal history. Seven kings and ten queens have resided in its castle, bristling with extraordinary yet true tales from the annals of French history (the escape of Marie de Médicis, the assassination of the Duke of Guise...).

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Blois

Château Royal de Blois Château Royal de Blois
Château Royal de Blois
The plot against Gaston d'Orléans,
2:00
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Blois
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Blois
In the Louis-XII wing of Blois chateau,
1:30
Houdini's House of Magic
Houdini's House of Magic
This 19C residence tells the story of
Church of St Nicolas
Church of St Nicolas
In this fine 12C-13C church, note the
0:15
Fondation du Doute
Fondation du Doute
Less a museum, more a living, breathing
1:30
Maison des Acrobates
Maison des Acrobates
Jugglers, acrobats and street
0:15