It sits majestically in the city center. I admit to having seen it tens, if not hundreds of times since I spent my three years of high school in this city. I even spent some time in the library on several occasions, however, it is only today that I discover the beauty of the Château de Blois.

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Overlooking the nearby Jardin du Roi, the Château de Blois is probably one of my favorite castles in the Loir-et-Cher. I like its architecture, its nobility without ostentation. I have the feeling that he takes himself less seriously than the other castles …It was therefore impossible not to go there with the princess during our weekend in the region.

Climb the few stairs that will lead you to the Château de Blois and take some time to stroll around the courtyard to admire the facade. You can even take a funny picture, with a polaroid frame. You will also like the beautiful exterior staircase, and the Château de Blois can just as easily be enjoyed from the outside if you do not want to visit it from the inside.

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A must do

If you have the opportunity, we strongly recommend that you attend the sound and light show, which generally begins in April and ends in September. You will discover a completely different castle.

The princess loved

She really liked the yard and making funny faces to take a picture in the frame provided for this purpose. She also liked to see the castle from the gardens below.

The ups for kids

Your kids are over 8 years old

Enjoy the sound and light show together and don’t forget to visit the nearby Maison de la Magie (Magic Museum). Find out more on the chateau’s website, as some thematic guided tours might interest you.

Your kids are less than 8 years old

Visiting the Château de Blois is likely to be laborious. Let them have fun in the courtyard or spend some time in the park while you admire the facades of the castle.

Guideez is a very nice app that allows you to visit the castle in a fun way with children. The contents are adapted according to kids’ ages: 5/7 years, 7/10 years or 10/12 years.

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Practical information

Rates

Adults: 12 euros, children from 6 to 17 years old: 6.50 euros ; +3 euros for the audio guide.

There are tickets combined with the Sound and Light show as well as with the Maison de la Magie.

Details

Château de Blois

6, place du Château à Blois, France

Website: https://en.chateaudeblois.fr/

The castle is open all year except January 1 and December 25. Opening time varies depending on the months, between 9 a.m. (or 10 a.m.) and 5 p.m. (or 7 p.m.).