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Christmas at the royal château of Blois

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Christmas at the royal château of Blois

From 11/26/2022 to 12/31/2022

Château de Blois
6 Place du Château
Blois

Organiser : royal château of Blois

A Christmas in Wonderland

A touch of magic, a good dose of enchantment, a touch of madness: for the end of year celebrations, the Royal Castle of Blois is taking you into a wonderful world!
Atypical characters, creative workshops, original tours, sound and light shows animated by the famous Anooki, and dreamlike installations will propel you into dreams, the strange, the fabulous and the excessive.
Renewing the tradition of glittering gold, shimmering red, royal blue or immaculate white, majestic fir trees take over the monument to put glitter in your eyes.

Activities to share with the family :

"Beauty and the Beast", between history and reality (6 - 8 years) Enlarge the picture

Doors creaking, footsteps echoing... let yourself be told the wonderful story of "Beauty and the Beast", closely linked to the history of the castle: you will see the true and fabulous portrait of Antonietta, the daughter of the beast, with a face covered in hair... but what reality lies behind the fairy tale?

On 3, 4, 10 and 11/12 + every day during school holidays at 10.30 am
For 6 - 8 year olds (accompanied by a parent) | Duration: 1h15
In addition to the entrance fee: + 4 € / child (no extra charge for accompanying adults)
Reservation recommended on 02 54 90 33 33

Workshop for young people "Le cabinet des merveilles" (9 - 12 years)

Discover the extraordinary studiolo of François I and then create your own cabinet of curiosities, whose secrets only you will know, giving free rein to your taste for the strange, the bizarre, the marvellous...

3, 4, 10 and 11/12 + every day during school holidays at 2.30 pm *
For 9 to 12 year olds | Duration: 1h30
In addition to the entrance fee: + 4 € / child
Reservation recommended on 02 54 90 33 33

Enlarge the picture Family creative workshop "Bring your own strawberries" (from 10 years old)

Playing with silk paper, paper lace, foam and cotillion balls, feathers, felt shapes, straws, cords, fake furs, experiment with the shapes and textures of Renaissance fashion accessories and leave with your own creation after a short visit to the painting that inspired you!

4, 20, 21, 27 and 28 December at 10.30 am
Adults and children from 10 years old | Duration: 2 hours
Children (10 / 17 years old): 10 € | Adults: 25 € | Pass Blois Culture: 15 € (entrance fees included)
Reservation required on 02 54 90 33 33


Family creative workshop "Create your own historical silhouette" (from 10 years old) Enlarge the picture

Revisit the lines and volumes of a Renaissance dress and play with ephemeral materials to create a paper silhouette on a mannequin. Drilled, cut, rolled, folded, twisted, laced, crumpled, quilted, braided, this paper will come to life in your hands!

4, 20, 21, 27 and 28 December at 2.30pm
Adults and children from 10 years old | Duration: 2h
Children (10 / 17 years): 10 € | Adults: 25 € | Pass Blois Culture: 15 € (entrance fees included)
Reservation required on 02 54 90 33 33

Singular appointments

ESCAPE ROOM “Marie de' Medici's Thrilling escape

This new game brings to life a fascinating page of the castle's history: the escape of the queen mother, Marie de Médicis in 1619.

A wealth of riddles, challenges, clues, manipulations, puzzles and pranks will help you to succeed in this incredible escape. In a given time, you will have to gather the accessories (key, map, rope...) and equipment necessary for the Queen's escape by exploring the room from every angle, each piece of furniture, each object having its importance...

Wednesdays 21 and 28 December at 2pm and 3.45pm
25 € / person
Reservation required on 02 54 90 33 33

« Behind-the-doors » tour

Accompanied by a guide, follow an atypical tour of the castle, focusing on the parts usually closed to the public: towers, fortifications, attics and other unusual places will no longer hold any secrets for you...

Every Sunday from 27/11 to 18/12 at 10:30 am
In addition to the entrance fee: + 6 € | + 3 €
Reservation recommended on 02 54 90 33 33

Night-time experiences

Night Murmurs" tour

By the light of a lantern, when the castle is closed, this mysterious and unusual tour plunges you into the dark and into time. Follow a strange lady from the Queen's House as she discovers the royal flats and some unusual places that are usually closed to the public... Music, poems and illuminated fir trees will accompany this mysterious stroll in the dark: welcome to the secret bowels of the castle.

Wednesdays 30/11, 7 and 14/12 at 6.30 pm
20 € | 15 € | 10 €
Reservation required here

Sound and Light "The Anooki"'. Enlarge the picture

The Anooki are embedded in the facades.
Torn tapestry, architecture transformed into a gigantic video game, a completely frozen facade and icy choreography or a huge disco ball: the Anooki once again take over, in their own way, the history of the Kings of France.

10-minute monumental projection presented in a loop
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 26/11 to 11/12
Every evening from 16 to 30/12 (except 24 and 25/12)
From 6pm to 8pm (free access to the courtyard only)
/I\ On 26/11 the show will take place from 7pm to 8pm

Enlarge the picture Ephemeral and participatory installation (on the castle square) "Wish Blow

Ice rink, shows, activities, outings, workshops, decorations and illuminations in the town: the Christmas spirit is everywhere in Blois in December!

From 26/11 to 31/12
More information on www.blois.fr


Practical information

Opening hours
Open every day of the year (except 25/12 and 01/01)

- from 26/11 to 16/12 : 10am / 5pm
- from 17/12 to 31/12 (school holidays): 10am / 6pm
Last access at the ticket office 30 minutes before the site closes

Exceptional closing on 24 and 31/12 at 5pm

Continue your visit to Blois


  • At the House of Magic, Christmas in the kingdom of illusion Enlarge the picture

Opposite the castle, discover this incredible place where magic is at work in every corner: optical games, tricks and illusions will give you a unique experience, in the colours of Christmas.
Full programme at www.maisondelamagie.fr

  • Des Lyres d'Hiver

Ice rink, shows, activities, outings, workshops, decorations and illuminations in the town: the Christmas spirit is everywhere in Blois in December!

From 26/11 to 31/12
More information on www.blois.fr






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