Listed since 1945 as a historic monument, the Château de Blois offers an ideal introduction to the Val de Loire châteaux. It has hosted numerous figures whose destinies were closely connected with the history of France and Europe.  Over the centuries, the château has been the theater for confrontations, shenanigans, wheeling and dealing and games of power. The favored residence of 7 kings and 10 queens of France, it is inhabited by the memory of illustrious guests who have continually had it modified, enriched and reinvented according to their tastes.

The Château de Blois is one of the rare monuments offering visitors a comprehensive panorama of French architecture from the Middle Ages through the classical epoch.  In our times, the main courtyard is the focal point of four wings, each of which privileges different styles and epochs: the large baronial hall, a vestige of the 13th-century medieval fortress; the Louis XII Gothic wing with its candelabra decors and galleries displaying Italian artistic influence; the François I Renaissance wing with its monumental staircase, the first worksite during the builder king’s reign; and, finally, the classical Gaston, Duke of Orleans wing typifying the Versailles style prevailing at the time.

In addition to its architectural wealth, the Château de Blois contains an amazing  collection of art, furnishings and period artifacts.  Restored and refurbished, the royal apartments remind the visitor of the king’s court everyday life and the abiding power of the Renaissance. Since 1850, the château has hosted the fine arts museum of the town of Blois.

Opening of new rooms, projection of a sound & light show, special activities, immersive visits, biannual exhibitions; each and every season, numerous events showcase the castle’s collections, offering an unduplicable journey through a thousand years of history.

Photo gallery of Château de Blois

Visits

  • Average duration of the individual visit : 01h00
  • Group educational visits
  • Average duration of the group visit : 01h00
  • Available languages
    • Panneaux : French, English
    • Parlées : French, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Czech, English, German, Brazilian, Chinese, Spanish, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese

Activities

  • Specific theme activities
  • Junior workshop
  • Conferences
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Son & Lumière

Opening time

From September 01 to November 03, 2019
Monday09 AM - 06:30 PM
Tuesday09 AM - 06:30 PM
Wenesday09 AM - 06:30 PM
Thursday09 AM - 06:30 PM
Friday09 AM - 06:30 PM
Saturday09 AM - 06:30 PM
Sunday09 AM - 06:30 PM
From November 04 to December 31, 2019
Monday10 AM - 05 PM
Tuesday10 AM - 05 PM
Wenesday10 AM - 05 PM
Thursday10 AM - 05 PM
Friday10 AM - 05 PM
Saturday10 AM - 05 PM
Sunday10 AM - 05 PM
From January 02 to March 31, 2020
Monday10 AM - 05 PM
Tuesday10 AM - 05 PM
Wenesday10 AM - 05 PM
Thursday10 AM - 05 PM
Friday10 AM - 05 PM
Saturday10 AM - 05 PM
Sunday10 AM - 05 PM
From April 01 to June 30, 2020
Monday09 AM - 06:30 PM
Tuesday09 AM - 06:30 PM
Wenesday09 AM - 06:30 PM
Thursday09 AM - 06:30 PM
Friday09 AM - 06:30 PM
Saturday09 AM - 06:30 PM
Sunday09 AM - 06:30 PM
From July 01 to August 31, 2020
Monday09 AM - 07 PM
Tuesday09 AM - 07 PM
Wenesday09 AM - 07 PM
Thursday09 AM - 07 PM
Friday09 AM - 07 PM
Saturday09 AM - 07 PM
Sunday09 AM - 07 PM
From September 01 to November 01, 2020
Monday09 AM - 06:30 PM
Tuesday09 AM - 06:30 PM
Wenesday09 AM - 06:30 PM
Thursday09 AM - 06:30 PM
Friday09 AM - 06:30 PM
Saturday09 AM - 06:30 PM
Sunday09 AM - 06:30 PM
From November 02 to December 31, 2020
Monday10 AM - 05 PM
Tuesday10 AM - 05 PM
Wenesday10 AM - 05 PM
Thursday10 AM - 05 PM
Friday10 AM - 05 PM
Saturday10 AM - 05 PM
Sunday10 AM - 05 PM

Prices

Full adult price : € 12.00

Child rate : € 6.50

Discount rate : € 9.50

Free rate

Group rate : € 8.00

Annual subscription pass : € 50.00

Further information

Labels

  • Accueil vélo
    Accueil vélo
  • Ambassadeur Val de Loire
    Ambassadeur Val de Loire
  • La Loire à Vélo
    La Loire à Vélo
  • Qualité Tourisme
    Qualité Tourisme

Payment method

  • Carte bleue
  • Mastercard

Access

  • Motorway at 6 km
  • Bus station at 1 km
  • Public transport at 100 km

Services and equipments

  • Interactive terminal
  • Shop
  • Parking
  • Wifi