Royal castle of Blois
The Royal Castle of Blois is the main entrance on the "Val de Loire" as it represents the synthesis of architecture and history of the Loire castles. Its court offers a veritable
panorama of French architecture from the Middle Ages to the 17th century. It was the residence of 7 Kings and 10 Queens of France. Unusual visit every Sunday at 11:00.
‘NIGHT WHISPERS’ VISIT
As the Chateau closes, as soon as night falls, In the half-light, by torchlight, follow your guide’s footsteps through the Royal Apartments and other extraordinary places. The great characters who lived here come back to life to tell you their story and reveal their secrets! Mysteries… Tours in French only. Booking needed on 0033 (0) 2 54 90 33 32 (Limited number of places).
SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW March 26th until 28th & April 2nd until September 18th 2016
At nightfall, the Royal Chateau of Blois is transformed into the theater of an unforgettable experience. Spectators take their places in the heart of the Chateau courtyard for 45 spellbinding minutes bringing back to life the celebrated episodes from the history of the sites.
Sound effects and giant projections on the grandiose architecture of the court bring the history of France back to life: the tales of the loves, dramas and secrets that punctuated the lives of the kings and queens of France are told to you! With the original music of Eric Demarsan and the staging of André Blanc, the voices of Robert Hossein, Pierre Arditi and Fabrice Luchini recount the mysteries which, in the Royal Chateau of Blois, helped to fashion the history of France. The illuminations of the facades and the music splendidly reflect the grandiose architecture of the courtyard: Sound effects and giant projections propel the spectator into the heart of the action, in a magical world of light and colors.
4 pedestrian tours to discover Blois.
4 pleasant walks to discover Blois through small bronze sign on the floor that we follow easily right out of the apartment. Ideal for strolling, shopping, enjoy a specialty in a tea room, the porcupine walk (photo) chosen as the emblem of Louis XII, leads us to the street trade, gardens of the castle. The Spires of Saint-Nicolas walking tour, the second one right out of the apartment, takes you to the district to the west of the town, around the former Abbaye Saint-Laumer.
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Easy to come by train : Get off at "Blois Chambord" railway station. Take de gratis down-town "Navette" to "Orfèvres" each 7 minutes, 7 days per week and 10 minutes later you are arrived at the apartment !
"Blois-Chambord" is the cycle tour N°10 amoung many other suggestions of the cycle paths "Loire à vélo". Another way to discover the sweetness of life along the Loire river and the incomparable architectural of heritage... Bicycle rental at 300 meters : LOIRE VELO-CHATO
ZooParc de Beauval : The famous zoo in France thanks to the pandas Huan Huan and Huan Zi. One of the most beautiful zoo in Europe