Things to see and do - Blois
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Blois Travel guide
Blois : Michelin's recommendations
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…).
Tourist attractions Blois : Things to see and do
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, ..
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 ..
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..
1, rue de la Garenne F - 41000 Blois
La Renaissance is an 18th century hotel located just 5 minutes walk from the city centre of Blois. It is just 200 metres from the castle. Rooms are comfortable and come fully equipped with all modern comforts including satellite TV with canal+, bath..
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..
3, rue Porte Cote F - 41000 BLOIS
The ibis Blois Centre hotel is located beside the old castle, 400 m from the railway station. An ideal location for going out to discover the old city, visiting the cathedral and having fun in the Maison de la Magie. Just 1 km from the HALLE AUX GRAI..
2 pl. 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.
61 r. Porte-Chartraine F - 41000 Blois
27 r. 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.
28 quai St-Jean F - 41000 Blois
1 av. 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.
8 r. Mar. -de Lattre-de-Tassigny F - 41000 Blois
This Parisian-style bistro, with a nod to Leonardo da Vinci, lies behind a pretty façade on the banks of the river. Hearty fare is on the menu (tartare, kidneys etc).