Site Officiel du Château de Blois

Du 8 mai 2010 au 24 août 2010

Festivities and crimes during the Renaissance, the Court of Henri III of France
Exhibition of the season 2010 of the royal castle of Blois.
At the end of the 16th century in France, political crimes and the Wars of Religion contrasted with the Splendor and the festivities at the royal Court. Numerous events and activities during the exhibition.

Paul Delaroche, " Murder of the duke of Guise " on 1834.

At the end of the 16th century in France, political crimes and the Wars of Religion contrasted with the pomp and festivities of a Court which, despite the troubled times, prefigured the court of Louis XIV.

Painted and sculpted portraits, history paintings, engravings and propaganda pamplets, arms and armor, and objets d’art lent by the Louvre, the National Museum of Pau, and other numerous museums and collectors, all contribute in bringing to life this troubled period in French history.

The exhibition’s scenography and multimedia renew the image of Henri III, an unpopular king often typecast in a voluptuous legend or a dark legend. Activities, Renaissance balls, show of swordfighters, special tours with storytellers…





Unknown person of the 16th century, " Ball has the court ". Grand Renaissance Ball on Saturday, June 12th.