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School groups visits and educational workshopsEnlarge the pictureThe 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.

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Contacts

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 :

  • Séverine Desgeorges > Manager of the educational department of the Royal Chateau of Blois
  • Françoise Beauger-Cornu > Teacher assigned to work with the educational department of the Royal Chateau of Blois and the "Ville d'art et d'histoire" department
  • Emmanuelle Plumet > Manager of the "Ville d'art et d'histoire " department

The educational offering of the Royal Chateau of Blois

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.

Discovery tours

All of our discovery tours are available in 6 languages.

  • Introductory visit
    20 mn, first to get acquainted in the courtyard with the history and architecture of the Chateau, and then to continue the visit unguided.
    Further learning stage
    Possibility of carrying on the visit with a questionnaire to be completed (1h)
    Only for middle and high school students
  • General visit
    Historical and architectural presentation of the Chateau courtyard and guided tour of the Royal Apartments (1h)
    Basic learning stage
  • The Chateau during the Renaissance
    Guided tour in view of understanding the Renaissance architecture and the life of the French court in a royal palace
    Further learning stage, middle and high school
    Possibility of carrying on the visit with a questionnaire to be completed (1h)

 

 

The educational offering of the Fine Arts Museum

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 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

Guided tour of the Fine Arts Museum to discover collections. Contact us for more information 0033 2 54 90 33 32 or contact@chateaudeblois.fr

The educational offering of the town of Blois

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. 

Discovery visits

Our town discovery visits are available in 6 languages.

  • Visit of the town of Blois
    Urban fabric and forms of habitat from the Middle Ages through our time (1h30)
    From last year of primary school, middle school
  • Visit of Blois as it was in the Renaissance
    Wood-timbered houses and private residences dating back to the Renaissance (1h30)
    From last year of primary school, middle and high school

Getting ready for your visit

Educational supports

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...

  • Educational supports
    For more informations contact our educational team.
  • Contacts
    Information : 0033 (0) 2 54 90 33 32 - - to contact the education department
    The educational team of the Royal Chateau and the "Ville d'art et d'histoire" department of the town of Blois has as members:
    • Séverine Desgeorges > Manager of the educational department of the Royal Chateau of Blois
    • Françoise Beauger-Cornu > Teacher assigned to work with the educational department of the Royal Chateau of Blois and the "Ville d'art et d'histoire" department
    • Emmanuelle Plumet > Manager of the "Ville d'art et d'histoire" department
  • Documentation center
    The documentation center of the Royal Chateau of Blois remains at your disposal for research prior to your visit, on appointment with:
    François Lafabrie
    Tel.: 0033 (0) 2 54 90 33 06

 

Practical information

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 - 30 March 10 am - 5 pm
31 March  - 30 June 9 am - 6:30 pm
1 July - 31 August 9 am - 7 pm
1 September - 4 November 9 am - 6:30 pm
5 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 (plan an arrival 15 mn before the visit)

Prices

Admission price School of Blois School outside of Blois        
Chateau Free 4,00€
House of Magic Free 4,00€
Sound and Light Show 6,00€ 6,00€
Chateau + House of Magic Free 8,00€
Chateau + Sound and Light Show 6,00€ 8,00€
House of Magic + Sound and Light Show 6,00€ 8,00€
Chateau + Sound and Light Show + House of Magic 6,00€ 10,00€


For a guided activity in the Chateau, in the House of Magic and in the town of Blois :

  • Package for one guided activity: Guided tour in the Chateau, in the town, or in the House of Magic: 40€ / group
  • One free tour leader for 10 children and supplementary adults have to pay
  • General guided tours of the Chateau, the town and the House of Magic free to schools in 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

Reservation

It's recommended to book at 0033 (0) 2 54 90 33 32 or contact@chateaudeblois.fr
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.  

Access

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 situated 400m away from the chateau. Download the map

Free baggage lockers

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.

Picnic

Picnicking is forbidden on Chateau grounds.
Places near the Chateau at your disposal:

  • Place du Chateau
  • Square Saint-Vincent (between coach parking and the Chateau) - children's games nearby
  • Jardins du Roy / The King's Gardens (view of the Chateau)
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Duke of Guise

Duc de Guise 2015 from Ville de Blois on Vimeo.

The tactile screens

The tactile screens The tactile and evolving model of the château of Blois offers schoolchildren a chance, after having closely studied the castle's architecture, to reconstitute the edifice over the course of time.

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