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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 nine 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…).

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Tourist attractions Blois : Things to see and do

  • Château Royal de Blois Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    6 pl. du Château F - 41000 Blois

    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, ..

  • Musée des Beaux-Arts de Blois Interesting

    1 pl. du Château F - 41000 Blois

    In the Louis-XII wing, you will see a fine collection of 16C and 17C tapestries, a series of fifty terracotta medallions by Jean-Baptiste Nini . Those who are keen on history will be able to admire, in the appartements of the François I er wing, the ..

  • Houdini's House of Magic Interesting

    1 pl. du Château F - 41000 Blois

    This 19C residence tells the story of Robert Houdin (Houdini), the famous Blois magician and escapologist, who also inspired numerous comic-strip creators. Visitors will enter a world of illusion, in the footsteps of the great magicians, and then dis..

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Hotels Blois

  • Hôtel Du Bellay One star

    12 rue des Minimes F - 41000 Blois

    Prix Prices from : 29 €

    A small and friendly hotel, Du Bellay Hotel enjoys a central location in medieval Blois, a charming town set on the banks of the river Loire between Orleans and Tours. A continental breakfast si available daily. Located only a few steps from the fam..

  • Best Western Blois Château

    8 Avenue du Docteur Jean Laigret F - 41000 Blois

    Best Western Blois Château is located 5 minutes from Blois city centre and 150 metres from Blois SNCF train station. It offers free Wi-Fi and a free garage for motorbikes and bicycles. Each air-conditioned rooms is equipped with tea and coffee makin..

  • ibis budget Blois Centre Two stars Two stars

    4 rue Jean Moulin F - 41000 BLOIS

    Prix Prices from : 42 €

    Blois ibis budget hotel is right in the city center. You will be less that 5 minutes from the Château (109 yards [100m]), train station, la Halle aux Grains (exhibition center), la Maison de la Magie, etc. Whether for business or leisure, take a brea..

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Restaurants Blois

  • Assa Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    189 quai Ulysse-Besnard F - 41000 Blois

    Every morning ('assa' in Japanese) the young chef, Anthony Maubert, and his partner, Fumiko (a trained pastry chef) rewrite the daily menu. Freshness is not the only plus point of their cooking, which is bold, expertly done and packed with flavour. E..

  • Côté Loire - Auberge Ligérienne Quite comfortable restaurant 

    2 place de la Grève F - 41000 Blois

    This inn was founded in the 16C! Find original beams, an antique dresser, tables in lacquered wood and a verdant terrace. The single menu is on the blackboard and changes according to what is on the market stalls. Small, rustic-style rooms upstairs.

  • Mercure Centre Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    28 quai St-Jean F - 41000 Blois

  • Au Rendez-vous des Pêcheurs Quite comfortable and pleasant restaurant 

    27 rue du Foix F - 41000 Blois

    An old fishermen's haunt where the decor creates a pleasant bistro feel! Loire fish, local organic vegetables: the dishes exude freshness and flavour, served with masterful originality... Splendid.

  • L'Orangerie du Château Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    1 avenue J. Laigret F - 41000 Blois

    This restaurant is located in the orangery of a château (15C) with a fine terrace overlooking the historic main building. A Renaissance spirit also seems to influence the cuisine, which is fine, light and sophisticated.

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