The Royal Chateau of Blois welcomes school groups of all ages for visits and educational workshops.
With activities tailored to their levels and to their school programs, young visitors have the opportunity to discover not only the heritage of the Chateau and its museums, but also the town of Blois.
The educational team is at your disposal to help you set up a specifically targeted project, be it specialized or interdisciplinary, whether it involves a single session or partnership development, particularly in the framework of art history teaching.
You will find below our complete educational offering; each proposed activity is detailed in a downloadable sheet.
Information: 0033 (0) 2 54 90 44 32 - contact the Royal Chateau
The educational team of the Royal Chateau of Blois and the "Ville d'art et d'histoire" department of the town of Blois has as members :
Classified as a historic monument since 1845, the Royal Chateau of Blois presents a panorama of the art and history of the Loire River chateaux. Surrounding the courtyard, the four wings provide an instructive example of the development of French architecture from the 13th to the 17th centuries. With its diverse styles, the edifice tells the story of seven kings and ten queens while highlighting the power and illustrating the daily life of the royal court in France.
All of our discovery tours are available in 6 languages.
Since 1869, the 1st floor of the Louis XII wing has hosted the Fine Arts Museum of the town of Blois.
A tour of today's museum is designed to complement a visit to the apartments of the Francis I wing, which are evidently connected with the Chateau's royal past and the life and times of the court.
Amongst the collections conserved in our reserves, which consist in about 35000 works donated by collectors and artists or acquired over the course of time, more than 300 of the more remarkable paintings, sculptures and sundry works of art have been grouped and are presented thematically
Cultural heritage classes à la carte
To all educators at whatever level: The organization of your visits can be simplified by the "turnkey" sojourns proposed by the town of Blois. Its partner organ, the regional youth and sports center (CRJS), has developed offers for accommodation and educational activities. For short stopovers, for school visits with overnight stays and for cultural heritage classes, the expertise of the CRJS will help you to build a tailored program taking into full account your educational objectives and your budget.
Our town discovery visits are available in 6 languages.
In conjunction with the guide's presentation, documents can help you to formalize the knowledge acquired during the visit, or to undertake further reflection in the classroom...
The Royal Chateau of Blois open every day of the year, except on 1 January and on 25 December.
The Chateau closes at 4:00 pm on December the 24th and 31st.
|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 - 5 November||9 am - 6:30 pm|
|6 November - 31 December||10 am - 5 pm|
The ticket office closes 30 minutes before the Chateau
The reserved time includes neither placing of bags in the designated drop-off area nor use of the toilet facilities (to be planned 15 mn before the visit)
|Admission price||School of Blois||School outside of Blois|
|House of Magic||Free||4,00€|
|Sound and Light Show||4,00€||4,00€|
|Chateau + House of Magic||Free||6,00€|
|Chateau + Sound and Light Show||4,00€||6,00€|
|Chateau + Sound and Light Show + House of Magic||4,00€||8,00€|
|House of Magic + Sound and Light Show||4,00€||6,00€|
For a guided activity in the Chateau, in the House of Magic and in the town of Blois :
> 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
It's recommended to book at 0033 (0) 2 54 90 33 32 or contact the Chateau team
After the reservation is completed, the organizing teacher will receive, on request, an invitation allowing him or her to visit the Chateau free of charge, when he or she wishes, in order to prepare for the visit.
Train : Only 10 mn by foot from the Blois/Chambord train station (group fares: consult the SNCF)
Auto : motorway A 10 Paris / Blois, Blois exit
Free parking for coaches and mini-vans at Parking Saint Vincent, 300m from the Chateau
Lockers at the disposal of visitors for backpacks and bulky bags, which are prohibited during the visit of the Chateau.
In application of the Plan Vigipirate (anti-terrorist security plan), luggage are not allowed. The cloakroom is closed. The Chateau’s team is not authorized to keep the personal effects of the visitors. Please accept these security arrangements, they are set up to assure your safety.
Picnicking is forbidden on Chateau grounds.
Places near the Chateau at your disposal: