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Blois

3.9
Castles · Specialty Museums · Churches
Town of Art and History
Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river. Activities include athletic stadiums, rugby fields, tennis courts, a municipal dojo, an equestrian center, and two swimming pools. Blois has a lively cultural, artistic, and music scene providing a great variety of entertainment and local talent at the Chato'Do. Though of ancient origin, Blois was first mentioned in writing by Gregory of Tours in the sixth century. In the ninth century, the city becamse the seat of a powerful countship centered at the Château de Blois. As the capital of the Loir-et-Cher department in central France, you can reach Blois via the Gare de Blois railway station with direct connections from Paris, Orléans, Tours, Nantes, and several regional destinations. The A10 motorway also connects Blois with Paris, Orléans, and Tours. To find out how to plan a trip to France, use our trip itinerary maker.
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Hidden gems in Blois

Castle
Chateau Royal de Blois
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Geometry Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Playground
Parc des Mees La Chaussee-Saint-Victor
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Thermal Spa
Paisible en Soi
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Blois

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World heritage site
Palace of Versailles Versailles
4.0
Duration: 5h 30 min
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Art Museum
Louvre Museum Paris
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
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Art Museum
Musee d'Orsay Paris
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
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Theme Park
Futuroscope Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
3.7
Duration: 8 hours

Popular things to do in Blois

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Boutique La Caf'The
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Equestrian Trail
Les Chevaux de Marolles (Normandie) Marolles
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Marina
Port de la Creuzille
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Park
Les Jardins de l’Ancien Eveche
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Blois

Historic Walking Area
Escalier Denis Papin
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Religious Site
Eglise Saint-Vincent-de-Paul
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
Basilique Notre Dame de la Trinité
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Historic Walking Area
Les P’tits Clous
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Blois

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Specialty Museum
Museum d'Histoire Naturelle
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Maison de la BD
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Musee d'Art religieux
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Maison de la Nature et de la Reserve Marolles
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Blois

Park
Parc de l'Arrou ou Lac de la Pinconniere
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

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