It is up to the young adventurers, smartphone or tablet in hand, to play the tour guide, as they lead the whole family on a 12-stage journey to discover the Royal Château of Blois. The children, helped on their way at the start by a personal supervisor, are encouraged to look closely at even the smallest details in order to learn as much as possible about the Château.
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 !
Available in 8 languages.
Duration : Visit of the royal apartments, 1h; The museum of fine arts ("learning more"), 20 min.
Magnetic loop system for the hearing-impaired.
The Royal Chateau of Blois is open all year round, except on the 1st of January and on the 25th of December.
The Chateau closes at 4:00 pm on December the 24th and 31st.
The ticket office closes 30 minutes before the Chateau.
|2 January - 30 March||10 am - 5 pm|
|31 March - 30 June||9 am - 6:30 pm|
|1 July to 31 August||9 am - 7 pm|
|1 September - 4 November||9 am - 6:30 pm|
|5 November - 31 December||10 am - 5 pm|
|Individual prices 2018||Adult||Reduced*||6-17 years|
|Guided tour - Family tour||+ 3,00€||+ 3,00€||Free|
|Behind-the-doors tour||+ 5,00€||+ 5,00€||+ 2,00€|
|Audioguide||+ 3,00€||+ 3,00€||+ 3,00€|
Free admission for children under 6 years.
*Reduced rate granted to students, teachers on an individual visit, adults with large families and job seekers (proof required). The price is 3€ for the students provided with the PCE ( student cultural pass).
Continue your visit of Blois by taking advantage of our combined tickets !
|Combined tickets - Individual prices 2018||Adult||Reduced*||6-17 years|
|Chateau + Sound and Light Show||19,50€||15,50€||10,50€|
|Chateau + House of Magic||19,50€||15,50€||10,50€|
|House of Magic + Sound and Light Show||19,50€||15,50€||10,50€|
|Chateau + Visit of the city||15,00€||12,00€||7,50€|
|Chateau + Foundation of Doubt||15,50€||12,50€||7,50€|
|House of Magic + Foundation of Doubt||15,50€||12,50€||7,50€|
|Chateau + Sound and Light Show + House of Magic||26,50€||21,50€||16,50€|
|Chateau + House of Magic + Foundation of Doubt||22,50€||17,50€||12,50€|
|Chateau + House of Magice + Sound and Light Show + Foundation of Doubt||32,00€||26,00€||19,00€|
Free admission for children under 6 years.
*Reduced rate granted to students, teachers on an individual visit, adults with large families and job seekers (proof required)
Combined tickets are valid for the 2018 season. They could be used on several days.
#Good plan! For 50 € per person, the "Carte Privilèges" grants you free entrance to the château and expositions for 1 year. Become a privileged visitor and take advantage of exclusive benefits. Information and conditions
Cash (in euros), credit cards (except American Express)
Holiday vouchers (chèques vacances), CLARC and culture checks
- In the main Val de Loire tourism offices (Blois/Chambord, Amboise, Tours, Orléans, etc.)
Take advantage of our "pass" formula of grouped admission to several castles by consulting the site www.bloischambord.com
- Fnac, Fnac.com, Carrefour, Magasins U, Géant : Connect to www.francebillet.com
Information at 0 892 684 694 (0.34€ taxes included /minute)
- E. Leclerc, Auchan, Cora, Cultura, Galeries Lafayette
Information at 0 892 390 100 (0.34€ taxes included/minute)
The château has earned the Safety-site label, awarded to secure tourist sites by the French Government.
The Safety-site label certifies the implementation of a comprehensive security system both inside and around the site, as well as close collaboration with the authorities.
The strengths of the château’s system include:
• video protection at key points;
• enhanced anti-terrorism measures and heightened vigilance during peak periods, performing physical checks of visitors and any other people entering the site, at each entrance to the monument;
• fast response by the National Police in the event of a call from the Security Control Room;
• an internal Security Department led by Jean-Patrice Piermé, comprising a team of six security officers, with reinforcements from the welcome / safety personnel who have been trained on security issues;
• an investment plan for the years to come.
Our advice during security checks:
For your safety, we use magnetic sensors to check our visitors’ bags and their persons at the entrance to the château. Please allow us to perform these checks. Rucksacks and other bulky objects are not permitted, so please leave them in your vehicle or put them in left luggage. Sharp objects, glassware and glass bottles, and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.
Throughout the year, we propose numerous tours conducted by our guides. You will find below the details and frequency of each guided or thematic tour. During the peak season, addional tours are organized (information at the reception desk).
Following an arrowed and numbered itinerary, discover the courtyard and the prestigious rooms of the Chateau thanks to an illustrated leaflet available in 14 languages.
Duration : 1h to 1h30
You will discover the history and the architecture of the Chateau through a general presentation in the courtyard, and then a visit of the Royal Apartments.
Duration : 1 hour
Every day :
Booking on the spot, groups limited to 30 people
In extra charge: Free for children / for adults + 3€
Throughout the year, it is possible to organize visits in foreign languages
Guided tours in English language are organized every day in July and in August at 10:30 am, 1:15 pm and 3 pm, booking on the spot, groups limited to 30 people
Guided tours in other languages are also possible. Information at the reception desk of the Chateau on the day of the visit.
Family tour "Château life, it's all yours !" (for children from 6 years old)
Everything you ever wanted to know about the lives of the kings and queens, a guided tour unveils their story and opens the doors to the Royal Château of Blois. What were they eating? What odors were they smelling? Nothing will be a secret for you afterwards. Duration: 1h15. Every day at 2:30 pm during school vacations. Additional tour at 10:30 am during All Saints' Day and Christmas vacations. Reservation recommended by telephone: 00 33 2 54 90 33 32. Free for children / for adults: + 3€
Booklet with games offered to children (6-12 years)
Children will discover the Chateau and the Fine Arts Museum while having fun; there will be questions, games, riddles, puzzles, drawings and observation... At the exit, a small gift will be theirs. With no extra charge.
Guideez : an app for children !
This special concept is designed to help your young explorers discover the chateau, by offering a fun-filled, educational and personalised visit for the whole family. Application available free-of-charge on Appstore, Android or Windows Store. You can download this app before your visit or on the spot.
An atypical tour will allow you to discover parts of the Chateau that are usually closed to the public: medieval towers, attics, rafters and other out-of-the-way sites
Duration : 2h
From Easter to late October school holidays: all Saturdays, Sundays and on public holidays at 10:30 am
In July and August: all Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and on public holidays at 10:30 am
Booking required: 0033 (0) 2 54 90 33 32 (group limited to 18 people)
Prices : In extra charge : 5€ for adults and 2€ for young people from 6 to 17 years old and free for children under 6.
Prices: Adults/Children 4€ (in extra charge). Available in 8 languages
Discover the history of the Chateau at your own pace as you follow the commentaries of your easy-to-use audioguide.
Duration : Visit of the Royal Apartments : 1h; The Fine Arts Museum ("learning more") : 20 min.
Magnetic loop system for the hearing-impaired
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, as are toilets designed for the disabled; they are located at the back of the courtyard, on the right. They may be reached via the ground floor of the Francis I wing.
- Wheelchair available on loan, information in the reception area
- Seats are present in all rooms, throughout the visit.
- Dogs accompanying persons with disabilities are admitted on the grounds of the monument.
The spaces accessible for touring by persons in a wheelchair are: the courtyard, the chapel, the ground floor of the Francis I wing (architecture rooms), the outside areas (slightly sloped).
Explanatory notices for visitors are available in the reception area, as is a magnetic loop system for the hard of hearing. Lending of portable magnetic loops to visit with an audioguide.
For persons with mental and cognitive disabilities, suitably tailored tours are offered, on reservation.
For your tour of the Fine Arts Museum (located in the Louis XII wing, accessible by the staircase, half a flight up from the Hall of the Estates General), we can lend you magnifying glasses and eyeglasses (TVmax).
Folding stools are available at the museum.
Please ask for information directly at the museum entrance.
Whenever material is borrowed, an identity document will be requested.
Wishing to extend the best of welcomes and to upgrade the quality of tourism services in France, the French state has created the Qualité Tourisme (Quality in Tourism) label.
Possessing this label since 2010, the Royal Chateau of Blois is committed to fulfilling all the relevant criteria and, consequently, to offering you, the visitor: a warm welcome involving personalized service, clearly formulated and precise information, knowledgeable and responsive staff, clean and comfortable premises and facilities, and informed advice facilitating your discovery of our territory.
Only small bags that can be easily carried in front of you are allowed in the Chateau. A locker is available for your other bags. However, big luggages are not allowed. Our staff is not authorized to keep your personal effects. Our free locker is currently open (under condition of an application of the Plan Vigipirate /anti-terrorist security plan)
Baby changing facilities available
Loan of baby bottle warmer
Stroller parking near the lockers. The luggage room is currently closed. Strollers may be left under the gallery.
Whatever their size, our pet-friends are not allowed inside the Chateau, except for guide dogs accompanying visitors with disabilities.
Because of a strengthening of security measures within the framework of Vigipirate, it is not possible any more to reach to the shop freely by the Chateau porch. It is necessary to appear from now on at the reception of the chateau.
The gift shop offers a wide range of articles allowing you to find the ideal gift: decoration, regional gastronomy, art objects, quality books, souvenirs...
The gift shop is open all year rouand, except for 1 January and 25 December, during the opening hours of the chateau. On the 24th and the 31st of December the gift shop closes at 4:00pm.
Information : Tel : 00 33(2) 54 90 33 39
Contact the gift shop
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
- Decimal degrees: Latitude 47.585343 Longitude 1.331537
- Degrees, minutes, seconds, hundredths: Latitude N46 35 08 77 Longitude E1 19 53 52
To go to the Chateau from the Blois-Chambord railway station:
By foot: 7 mn
By bus: stop at the foot of the Chateau -
By taxi: taxi at the railway station 24/7
Information: 0033 (0) 2 54 78 07 65
> 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
2 bicycle parking areas at the foot of the castle 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
> By bus
There is a bus stop at the foot of the Royal Château of Blois.
- In Blois the buses are organised by the Azalys transport company. For further information contact :
Azalys transport company
3 rue du commerce 41000 Blois
tél. : 0033 (0)9 693 693 41
- Chateaux shuttles
In the Loir et Cher department, the Route 41 network gives you the possibility to travel with your bicycle and take advantage of the Loire by Bicycle routes.
The chateaux buses can carry up to 8 bicycles in the rear luggage compartment. You can also travel to the Zoo de Beauval with this network.
For further information:
tél : 0033 (0)2 54 58 55 44
Bus schedule & prices.
sites : www.route41.fr et www.TLCinfo.net.
> 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
> Car park
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 JEAN 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: 0033 (0) 2 54 70 58 30
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm
> Bus park
Free park for buses situated 400m away from the chateau. Download the map
The Blois/Chambord tourism office offers "turnkey" formulas including accommodation, eating, visits, entertainment, etc. You will discover Blois and the Loire valley at a leisurely pace.
Sojourns from 2 days / 1 night
>From 99€ / person
Information: Booking department of the Blois/Chambord tourism office
0033 (0) 2 54 90 41 42 - firstname.lastname@example.org