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The Royal Chateau of Blois is the first important place to discover as you come from Paris. It is a true synthesis of the art and history of the Loire Valley chateaux, and makes it an ideal introduction for your visit.

GROUPS & PROFESSIONALS :

Download our 2018 and 2019 brochures.

Our sales department remains at your disposal
by telephone: 00 33 (0)2 54 90 33 32
by e-mail

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To register, contact the site of the Château royal.

Tours of the Chateau

Self-guided tour

Follow the numbers and arrows and explore the courtyard and the prestigious rooms in the château at your own pace. An information leaflet is available free at the entrance to the château

To complete your visit, there are information plates in each room (in French and English languages) detailing all of the works of art exhibited.

Duration : 1h to 1h30

 

- NEW - Tour with the HistoPad

The HistoPad, a next generation digital tablet, offers you a real immersive experience in the past, with its decors, customs, lives of the sovereigns and their court. This revolutionary tool allows you to learn all about the architecture of the château, interact with the site and be an active participant in your visit. An interactive map with location capacities on three floors and interactive, manipulatable 3D objects that testify to daily life of the era, a virtual treasure hunt, and 3D reproductions of the château’s four periods of construction: the HistoPad’s dynamic content offers you a singular way to explore the castle from every angle!

Duration: 1h to 1h30.
Groups are advised to book in advance (subject to availability)
Chinese and Japanese languages available later this year

Audioguided tour

As you follow the route of the audio-guided tour, a selection of 40 numbered information points guide you to the main elements in the tour of the château.

Duration: 1h to 1h30.
Groups are advised to book in advance.

 

 Guided tours

Guided tours in 8 languages (For the other languages : Please contact us)
Booking required

 

 

- General guided tour :

These guided tours explain the château’s history and architecture: after crossing the courtyard you then explore the royal apartments with their magnificent painted decors that enhance the furniture and paintings depicting daily life in the French Court.

Duration : 1h00 to 1h15 - 40 people max.

- Orientation tour :

This short presentation in the courtyard gives you all the key information you need to understand the history and architecture of the château. You can then visit the royal apartments at your own pace

Duration : 20 mn - 50 people max.

- Private tour :

A conference guide will take you on a very special tour of the château and show you parts that are usually closed to the public: apartments, towers, fortifications, attics and other unusual places.

Duration : 2h00 - 18 people max.

- Nocturnal murmurs (only in French) :

Illuminated only by torchlight, held after the Château closes, this mysterious and original tour plunge into the dark and back in time offers a new perspective of the monument, going through the Royal Apartments and some of the castle’s more unusual spots like the gloomy dungeon where the brother of the Duke of Guise spent the night before he was killed, or the old pantry. Poetry readings, beauty secrets of the times, the recipe for strawberry blond, and wandering to the tune of a strange harpsichord melody: welcome to the secret heart of the Château Royal de Blois.

Duration : 2h

 



Lunches in the Chateau for groups

Lunch in a prestigious hall of the Royal Chateau of Blois

Your guided tour of the Chateau will be followed by a lunch cooked with specialities of the Val de Loire.

Information and booking :
Office de Tourisme & Congrès de Blois/Chambord - 0033 (0) 2 54 90 41 42 - resa@bloischambord.com
www.bloischambord.com

Summer restaurant : Café royal

During the summer, for lunch or a snack, take a gourmet break at the Chateau: a selection of savory dishes and desserts are proposed, made with the finest products of our region. Wine-tasting of local Loire Valley wines, coffee and tea, seasonal fruit cocktails ( "à la carte" menu).
Access included in the entrance fee of the Chateau
Open from July to September only.

Sound and Light show at the Chateau

New - Unique 360-degree show

At the fall of night, the Royal Chateau becomes an unforgettable theatrical experience. Sound effects and large-scale projections on the grandiose architecture of the courtyard bring to life the history of France. A festival of special effects allows you to discover history as you've never seen it before !

Simultaneous translation in 9 languages (English, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese) by audio-language device

 

 

Duration: 45 minutes
From 6 April - 29 September 2019. Every Evening (except on 21 June and on 13 July)
April, May, September: 10:00 pm
June, July, August: 10:30 pm


Private show possible outside the usual days and hours of the show

For further information, click here

Opening hours and admission prices

The Royal Chateau of Blois is open all year round, except on 1 January and on 25 December.

During Christmas holidays, from 22 December 2018 to 6 January 2019, the chateau will be open every day from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Exceptional closing time at 5:00 pm on 24 and 31 December.

Opening hours

2 January - 31 March 10 am - 5 pm
1 April - 30 June 9 am - 6:30 pm
1 July - 31 August 9 am - 7 pm
1 September - 3 November 9 am - 6:30 pm
4 November - 31 December: 10 am - 5 pm

 

The ticket office closes 30 minutes before the Chateau

 

GROUP Prices

>GROUP Entrance fees

Chateau 8,00€
Sound and Light Show 9,00€
Chateau + Sound and Light Show 14,00€

Free entrance is granted to the tour leader and to the coach driver(s).

>Fees and complemetary offers - in addition to entrance tickets

CHATEAU

General guided tour (40 people max.) - FEE : 2018 85€ / group - 2019 90€ / group
General guided tour (more than 40 people) - Addional FEE for a second guide : 2018 45€ / group - 2019 50€ / group
Private tour (18 people max.) - FEE including the entrance tickets : 2018 400€ / group - 2019 : 450€ / group
Audioguide or Histopad : 3€ per person

SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW

Audioguide ("Audiolangue") : Free
Disposable headsets available : 2€
Private Sound and Light show - FEE including the entrance fees : 600€/group

>Accepted methods of payment

- on the spot : by cash (in Euros) or credit card (except American Express)
- after the visit by sending a voucher or by giving it to the group

We don't accept payment in advance

 

Prices for TOURISM PROFESSIONALS

Prices for tourism professionals are reserved for establishments registered at the official tour and holiday operator agency, which have signed an agreement with the city of Blois

>Entrance prices for TOURISM PROFESSIONALS :

 

Chateau (+ leaflet) 7,50€
Sound and Light Show 8,50€
Chateau + Sound and Light Show 13,50€

Free entrance is granted to the tour leader and to the coach driver(s).

>Fees and complemetary offers - in addition to entrance tickets

CHATEAU

General guided tour (40 people max.) - FEE : 2018 85€ / group - 2019 90€ / group
General guided tour (more than 40 people) - Addional FEE for a second guide : 2018 45€ / group - 2019 50€ / group
Private tour (18 people max.) - FEE including the entrance tickets : 2018 400€ / group - 2019 : 450€ / group
Audioguide or Histopad : 3€ per person

SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW

Audioguide ("Audiolangue") : Free
Disposable headsets available : 2€
Private Sound and Light show - FEE including the entrance fees : 600€/group

>Accepted methods of payment

- on the spot : by cash (in Euros) or credit card (except American Express).
- after the visit by sending a voucher or by giving it to the group

We don't accept payment in advance



 

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Information and bookings

Our sales team remains at your disposal to advise you and make your choices and bookings easier.

  • Booking department: 00 33 (0)2 54 90 33 32 or by e-mail
  • Sales department: 00 33 (0)2 54 90 33 14 or by e-mail

For further information, visit the page: prepare your visit

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