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Sound and light show

A festival of visual and sound special effects synchronized with the grandiose architecture of the court and bringing back to life the celebrated episodes in the history of the Chateau.

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A visual and aural festival

A festival of special effects to discover History as you have never seen it before!

At nightfall, the Royal Chateau of Blois is transformed into the theater of an unforgettable experience. Spectators take their places in the heart of the Chateau courtyard for 45 spellbinding minutes bringing back to life the celebrated episodes from the history of the sites.

Sound effects and giant projections on the grandiose architecture of the court bring the history of France back to life: the tales of the loves, dramas and secrets that punctuated the lives of the kings and queens of France are told to you!

With the original music of Eric Demarsan and the staging of André Blanc, the voices of Robert Hossein, Pierre Arditi and Fabrice Luchini recount the mysteries which, in the Royal Chateau of Blois, helped to fashion the history of France. The illuminations of the facades and the music splendidly reflect the grandiose architecture of the courtyard: Sound effects and giant projections propel the spectator into the heart of the action, in a magical world of light and colors.   

Scenario

The seigneurial room, the celebrated staircase of the Francois I facade and the Gaston d'Orleans wing; as these successive creations forming four chateaux come to life, the entire history of France is reawakened. The encounter of Joan of Arc and Gilles de Rais in the chapel, the poetic tourneys in the Chateau organized by Charles d'Orleans, the wheeling and dealing of Louis XII with the archduke of Austria,  the complaints of the merchants to Francois I, the assassination on the orders of Henry III of his rival the Duc de Guise... All of these illustrious personalities, who in every day and age have made resonate the walls of the Chateau are brought back to life in this unique spectacle, of which the script was written by Alain Decaux.  

The show in numbers

  • 1 year of conception and preparation
  • 606 sources of light representing 260,000 watts, 6 projectors of images at 36,000 watts and 40 kilometers of cables.
  • 29 sound diffusion systems, 13 medium and high-pitched systems, 16 sub-bass speakers with overall power of 29,000 watts
  • Musical scores recorded by 180 musicians from the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Pays de la Loire 

Practical information, opening hours and prices

The 2017 season : 1 April to 24 September.

EVERY EVENING (except on 21 June and on 13 July) in the courtyard of the Chateau

  • April, May, September: 10:00 pm
  • June, July, August: 10:30 pm

Duration : 45 minutes (the ticket office opens 30 minutes before the show begins)
Free simultaneous translation with an audioguide in several languages (English, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Chinese and Japanese)
Audio-description of the show (French)

Individual prices - No booking needed

  • Entrance price for the show: Adult: 8.50€ / Reduced rate : 7€ / Child (6-17 years): 5€ / -6 years: free
  • Audioguide: free of charge
  • Disposable headsets available: 2€
  • Combined tickets to visit the Royal Chateau of Blois and/or the House of Magic and/or the Doubt Foundation 

Information : 0033 (0) 2 54 90 33 33 or contact@chateaudeblois.fr

Useful information :

- Visitors with disabilities will be admitted free of charge.

- On the Place du Chateau, 2 parking spaces for persons with reduced mobility (PMR, in French) are at your disposal.

- Wheelchair available on loan, information in the reception area

Accessibilité pour les personnes en fauteuil

Entrance by the gate under the equestrian statue of Louis XII. The spectators are in the middle of the courtyard during the show. If you can not stand for a long time, it is possible
to bring a folding seat.

Accessibility

Combined tickets

Continue your visit of Blois by taking advantage of our combined tickets at special prices!

Combined tickets - Individual prices Adult Reduced rate* 6-17 years
Chateau + Sound and Light Show 16,00€ 12,00€ 7,00€
House of Magic + Sound and Light Show 16,00€ 12,00€ 7,00€
Chateau +  House of Magic + Sound and Light Show 22,00€ 17,00€ 12,00€


*Reduced rate for students, teachers visiting individually, adults with large families and job seekers (proof required)

Buy your tickets on line!

- In the main tourist offices (offices de tourisme) of the Val de Loire area (Blois | Chambord, Amboise, Tours, Orléans, etc...).
Take advantage of our "pass" formula allowing for grouped admission to several chateaux by consulting the site www.bloischambord.com

- For the France Billet ticketing network (Fnac, Fnac.com, Carrefour, Magasins U, Géant), connect to www.francebillet.com
Information at 0 892 684 694 (0.34€ taxes included/min)

- Ticketnet: E. Leclerc, Auchan, Cora, Cultura, Galeries Lafayette
For further details, go to the website www.ticketmaster.fr
Information at 0 892 390 100 (0.34€ taxes included/min)

Access and parking facilities

The town of Blois is located on the door step of the Val de Loire, less than 2h south of Paris.
The Royal Chateau of Blois constitutes the ideal introduction to a visit to the accessible chateaux of the Loire, less than 30 minutes away: Chambord, Cheverny, Chaumont sur Loire, Amboise, Chenonceau...

How to get to Blois?

> By car

From Paris: 180 km/112 miles (2h)
- autoroute (motorway) A10: Paris/Bordeaux - exit Blois
- route nationale (highway) RN 152: Paris / Orléans / Blois
From Nantes: 285 km/177 miles (3h)
From Lille: 400 km/250 miles (4h)
From Lyon: 450 km/280 miles (4h30)
From Bordeaux: 400 km/250 miles (4h)
To prepare your itinerary, go to: mappy / viamichelin / google maps

GPS coordinates:
- Decimal degrees: Latitude 47.585343 Longitude 1.331537
- Degrees, minutes, seconds, hundredths: Latitude N46 35 08 77 Longitude E1 19 53 52

> By train

1h30 from Paris (Gare d'Austerlitz): the Paris / Tours and Paris / Nantes lines
To prepare your itinerary:
www.voyages-sncf.com
www.ter.sncf.com/centre

To go to the Chateau from the Blois-Chambord railway station:
By foot: 7 mn
By bus: stop at the foot of the Chateau -
Information: www.azalys-blois.fr
By taxi: taxi at the railway station 24/7
Information: 02 54 78 07 65

by bicycle> By bicycle
Nearly 400 km/250 miles of lanes, pathways and small roads have been conceived, designed, benchmarked and secured in the vicinity of the chateaux of the Loire.
Several itineraries passing through Blois are detailed on
www.chateauxavelo.com

2 bicycle parking areas at the foot of the Chateau and on the square
The Royal Chateau of Blois has been awarded the "La Loire à Velo" and the "Accueil Vélo" (bike hospitality) certification guaranteeing cyclists a high quality of welcome.
Further information on www.loireavelo.fr
Bicycle rentals: www.bloischambord.com

> From foreign countries by plane
From Paris: Orly (180km/112 miles) or Roissy-Charles de Gaulle (220km/137 miles) airports
From Tours: Tours - Val de Loire airport (60km/38 miles)

+ train connections to the Blois-Chambord railway station

Parking facilities

> Car parking
The closest underground parking lots:
* "Chateau" parking at 200m (416 parking spaces), access on avenue Jean Laigret - 3€ / 3 hours
* "Valin de la Vaissière" parking (336 parking spaces), access on quai de la Saussaye

The Blois town center features ample surface parking, including more than 600 free parking spaces (10 to 15 minutes from the foot of the Chateau)

> Camper van parking
Parking Jean Moulin (40 parking spaces), 600m from the Chateau
Open throughout the year
Park up to 24h for 7€, you will also have access to a drinking water supply station, an evacuation site, containers and public toilets. The PARKING MOULIN connection will provide you with access, via your smart phone or digital tablet, to 30 minutes of free WIFI, renewable as many times as you wish (camper van parking prohibited on the shores of the Loire in Blois)   

Parking Jean Moulin
11 rue Jean Moulin   41000 Blois
Tel. 33 (0)2 54 70 58 30
Opening hours: Monday through Friday from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.

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