Chateau Blois

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10 January 2024  |  Architecture, Culture

Discover the Chateau de Blois

The Château de Blois is a true architectural masterpiece, on which different eras have left their mark. A visual ballet of styles ranging from medieval Gothic to the flamboyant Renaissance unfolds across the different wings of the castle. Each facade tells a story, reflecting the tastes of the kings and queens who have resided here over the centuries.

The Court of Honour

As you enter the Cour d'Honneur of the Château de Blois, you are immediately struck by the grandeur of the place. The double revolution staircases, a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture designed by the famous Leonardo da Vinci, rise majestically, inviting visitors to delve into the intimacy of French royalty.

Chateau Blois

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Royal Chambers: Witnesses to the Great Intrigues

The castle's rooms were the scene of various historical events, including the assassination of the Duke of Guise in 1588. As you wander through these richly decorated rooms, you can almost feel the presence of the kings and courtiers who debated and conspired between these walls.

The Queen's Garden

The gardens of Château de Blois offer a quiet break from indoor exploration. The Queen's Garden, with its flower beds and shaded paths, invites you to take a peaceful stroll, offering a picturesque view of the surrounding area.

Cultural Events and Exhibitions

The Château de Blois is also a dynamic cultural venue, regularly hosting exhibitions and artistic events. These initiatives allow visitors to see the castle from a new perspective, highlighting its links to contemporary art while preserving its historical heritage.

Chateau Blois

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Unmissable visit to the Loire Valley

By exploring the Château de Blois, you truly enter the history of France. Each room, each architectural detail, is imbued with the very essence of French royalty. With its tales of plots, intrigues and tumultuous loves, the castle offers an immersive experience that transcends the history books.

A visit to the Château de Blois is much more than a simple architectural discovery. It is a journey through time, an exploration behind the scenes of royalty, and an immersion in the timeless elegance that characterizes the Loire Valley.

A must-see for lovers of history, architecture and the captivating splendor of medieval and Renaissance France.

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Amélie Roca

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