Loir-et-Cher
Blois
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Blois The Essential
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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
The plot against Gaston d'Orléans,
120 minutes
Church of St Nicolas
Church of St Nicolas
Fine 12C-13C Romanesque church. Note the
15 minutes
Fondation du Doute
Fondation du Doute
Less a museum, more a living, breathing
90 minutes
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Blois
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Blois
In the Louis-XII wing, you will see a
90 minutes
Houdini's House of Magic
Houdini's House of Magic
This 19C residence tells the story of
Town Hall and Bishop's Gardens
Town Hall and Bishop's Gardens
The town hall is located in the old
15 minutes