ROYAL CASTLE OF BLOIS
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At the gateway to the Loire Valley, the Royal Château de Blois presents a true panorama of the art and history of the Loire Valley castles, which makes it the best introduction to their visit thanks to its rich architecture. Around the courtyard, dominated by the monumental François I staircase, there is an anthology of four styles of French architecture, the Gothic style with the Salle des Etats Généraux, the beginnings of Italian influence with the Louis XII wing, Renaissance in the François I wing and finally classical with the wing built by Mansart for the Duke of Orléans. Residence of seven kings and ten queens of France, the royal castle is the evocative place of power and daily life of the court during the Renaissance, as evidenced by the royal apartments, furnished and decorated with magnificent polychrome decorations. On the exterior façade, the portal is surmounted by the equestrian statue of King Louis XII. Overlooking the city, the facade with its many colourful boxes is quite simply remarkable... To surprise you, the "unusual visit" of the castle (by reservation only): an atypical route favouring the parts closed to the public. A new tour of the royal apartments with the history of the castle in 3D (interactive giant screens) as well as a new presentation of the Fine Arts Museum have been set up. Every year, exhibitions highlight the history of the castle and its guests. The sound and light show is simply magnificent.
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Tourism Quality. Closed on December 25 and January 1. November to March: every day from 10am to 5pm. April to June, September and October: every day from 9am to 6.30pm. July and August: 7pm. Ticket office closed 30 minutes before. Free for children up to 5 years old (visitors with disabilities benefit from free admission). Adult: 12 €. Children (6 to 17 years old): €6.50 (reduced rate of €9.50 for students, job seekers, adults from large families and teachers, upon presentation of proof). Ticket options combined with Sound and Light and/or Magic House. Tourism & Disability Label. Guided tour (for a fee). Shop. Animations.
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