Attractions

Top Choice Chateau in Blois

Château Royal de Blois

Seven French kings lived in Blois' royal château, whose four grand wings were built during four distinct periods in French architecture: Gothic (13th century), Flamboyant Gothic (1498–1501), early Renaissance (1515–…
Top Choice Museum in Blois

Maison de la Magie

Across the square from the château, this museum of magic occupies the one-time home of watchmaker, inventor and conjurer Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805–71), after whom the American magician Harry Houdini named hims…
Historic Site in Blois

Old City

Blois’ medieval and Renaissance old town is well worth a stroll, especially around 17th-century Cathédrale St-Louis, whose lovely multistorey bell tower is dramatically floodlit after dark. Most of the stained glass…
Gallery in Blois

Fondation du Doute

This avant-garde museum showcases the art and 'state of mind' of the 1960s Fluxus movement, inspired in part by the American composer John Cage, which mocked the elitism of 'high art' and sought to bring art to the …
Museum in Blois

Maison de la BD

Opened in 2015, this museum of the art of bande dessinée (BD; adult comics) provides a rare opportunity to see original artists' drawings for famous BD books. Has a small BD library.
Cathedral in Blois

Cathédrale St-Louis

The 17th-century Cathédrale St-Louis and its lovely multistorey bell tower are dramatically floodlit after dark. Most of the stained glass inside was installed by Dutch artist Jan Dibberts in 2000.
Historic Building in Blois

Maison des Acrobates

The façade of Maison des Acrobates, one of the few surviving 15th-century houses in Blois, is decorated with wooden sculptures of figures from medieval farces.
Historic Building in Blois

Hôtel de Villebrême

A 15th-century townhouse 50m from the cathedral's portal.