Château Royal de Blois

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The plot against Gaston d'Orléans, escape of Marie de Médicis, assassination of the Duke of Guise; such are the episodes making up the legendary history of this fabulous castle blending Flamboyant Gothic and Italian Renaissance in a classical style, sometimes inventive to the point of fantasy. Most striking is the magnificent staircase of the François I wing, and particularly mysterious is Catherine de Médicis' cabinet with secret compartments where according to Alexandre Dumas she kept poisons.

Useful information

Address:

6 place du Château, 41000 Blois

Phone:

+33 2 54 90 33 33

Price:

18 € (-18 years old 10 €)

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 9am-7pm; Apr-Jun and Sep-Oct: 9am-6.30pm; rest of year: 10am-5pm - closed 1 Jan, 25 Dec

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A gem of French cultural heritage, over the space of a few decades Chaumont has become a reference in the fields of landscape design and contemporary art. A means of reviving its prestigious past.
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