1. Official web site of the castle of Blois
Official web site of the castle of Blois

1. Official web site of the castle of Blois

First great site in the Loire Valley to discover coming from Paris, the Royal Chateau of Blois offers a true panoramic survey of art and history of the chateaux of the Loire Valley and sets a good introduction to their visit. Residence of 7 kings and 10 queens of France, the Royal Chateau of Blois is a site reminiscent of the power and daily life at court in the Renaissance, as do testify the royal apartments, furnished and embellished with magnificent polychromatic decors.
In 1845, it was the first historical residence to be restored and acted as a model for the restoration of many other chateaux. The Royal Chateau of Blois, classified as Museum of France, filled with more than 35,000 works of art, presents a section of its collections in the Royal apartments of the Francis the First’s wing, in the Fine Arts Museum set in the Louis the 12th’s wing, but also during its many temporary exhibitions.


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