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 place du Château
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
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 place du Château
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..
4 Rue Jean Moulin F - 41000 Blois
Prix Prices from : 39 €
ibis budget Blois Centre is located 100 metres from Chateau de Blois and a 5-minute walk from the cathedral. It offers a 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi access. The rooms at ibis budget Blois Centre are contemporary in style and include a flat-scre..
3, rue Porte Cote F - 41000 BLOIS
The ibis Blois Centre hotel is located near the Royal Chateau of Blois, around 440 yards (400 m) from the SNCF train station. Ideally located for exploring the old town, visiting the cathedral and enjoying the magical Maison de la Magie. 0.6 mi (1 km..
31 Avenue du Dr Jean Laigret F - 41000 Blois
Hotel Anne De Bretagne is located in Blois, 300 metres from Blois Castle and 800 metres from Cathedral of St. Louis of Blois. The hotel has a sun terrace and views of the garden, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. All rooms are fitted wi..
28 quai St-Jean F - 41000 Blois
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.
2 allée François-1er F - 41000 Blois
The interior, renovated in a contemporary style, is well suited to the up-to-the-minute recipes. The cuisine keeps pace with the market and the seasons, as the menu that changes every two months illustrates. A pleasant moment in store!
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.
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.
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..