Château de Blois
The Château Royal de Blois is the ideal introduction to your visit of the Loire valley castles. In the main courtyard you can admire a variety of architectural styles ranging from the Middle Ages up to the 17 century. The castle, which was home to seven kings and ten queens of France, features fully furnished royal apartments and magnificent polychrome decor. It offers an interesting insight into the lifestyle of the French court during the Renaissance period.
The castle also houses a fine arts museum with permanent and temporary exhibitions. Another favourite is the Sound and Light show which is performed every evening between April and September, with English speaking performances on Wednesdays.
The Château de Blois is open throughout the year, except for Christmas day and New Year day, guided and audio guided visits are available, for group visits contact the castle