Maison de la Magie
Château Royal de Blois
Intended more as an architectural showpiece (look at that ornately carved facade!) than a military stronghold, Blois’ chateau bears the...
Maison des Acrobates
The facade of Maison des Acrobates is decorated with wooden sculptures taken from medieval farces, and is one of the few 15th-century...
The 17th-century Cathédrale St-Louis, with its lovely multistoreyed bell tower is dramatically floodlit after dark. Most of the stained...
Blois’ thrice-weekly market.
1 place du Château · interesting places nearby
Maison de la Magie information
Opposite the château you can’t miss the former home of watchmaker, inventor and conjurer Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805–71), whose name was later adopted by American magician Harry Houdini. Dragons emerge roaring from the windows on the hour, while the museum inside hosts daily magic shows , exhibits on the history of magic, displays of optical trickery and a short historical film about Houdini.