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Your stay in Blois on 1 December

Prepare your visit

MORE SERVICESin addition to the entrance fee

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

In extracharge on the entrance ticket : +3€ per person, to book on the spot (subject to availability)

Audioguide available in 8 languages

Magnetic loop system for the hearing-impaired.

Audioguided tour

Opening hours

In accordance with directives issued by French Gouvernment, the royal Château of Blois is closed until further notice. Thank you for your kindness !

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

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

During Christmas holidays, the Chateau is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm - On December, the 24th and the 31st, the Chateau closes at 5:00 pm.

The ticket office closes 30 minutes before the Chateau.

Our ticket office staff remain at your disposal for further information in French and English.

Admission prices

Individual prices Adult Reduced* 6-17 years
Chateau (+ HistoPad or leaflet) 12,00€ 9,50€ 6,50€
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).

Combined tickets

Continue your visit of Blois by taking advantage of our combined tickets !

Combined tickets - Individual prices Adult Reduced* 6-17 years
Chateau + Sound and Light Show 20,00€ 16,00€ 10,50€
Chateau + House of Magic 20,00€ 16,00€ 10,50€
House of Magic + Sound and Light Show 20,00€ 16,00€ 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 27,00€ 22,00€ 16,50€
Chateau + House of Magic + Foundation of Doubt 23,00€ 18,00€ 12,50€
Chateau + House of Magice + Sound and Light Show + Foundation of Doubt 33,00€ 27,00€ 20,00€

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)

It's not necessary to book a date or an access to visit the Royal Chateau of Blois and to see the Sound and Light Show. Combined tickets are valid for the 2021 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

Group prices

Accepted payment options

Cash (in euros), credit cards (except American Express)

Holiday vouchers (chèques vacances), CLARC and culture checks

Buy your tickets in advance!

Buy your entrances in advance here

Safety device of the château

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.

Visits for individuals

Several visits are organized, guided or own your own. You will find below details of each visit and their frequency. An english version of our website to buy your tickets online is coming soon

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 supplement this information, cartels in English present each room.

Duration : 1h to 1h30 - Buy your tickets online

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 - Included in the entrance ticket (subject to availability), except for free tickets (in extracharge : +3€/person, to book on the tab "Achetez en ligne" on the French version of our website, English version is coming soon)

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
In extracharge on the entrance ticket : +3€ per person, to book on the spot (subject to availability)

Boucle magnétique pour déficients auditifs

Magnetic loop system for the hearing-impaired

General guided tour (only in French)

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 : 1 hour

Every day :

  • From 1st November to 31th March : 11 am (except on Sundays), 2 pm and 3:30 pm
  • From 1st April to 31th October : 10 am, 11:30 am, 2 pm and 4 pm

Booking online here (website in French only) or on the spot (subject to availability) / Groups limited to 30 people. In extra charge: Free for children / for adults + 3€

Foreign language tours

Orientation Tours in foreign languages are organized in July/August in the courtyard - Inquiry at the reception desk when you arrive.

Duration: 30 min

Family tour

Family tour "Château life, it's all yours !" (for children from 6 years old) - Only in French

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 (addional visit at 10:30 am during Christmas holidays). Booking by phone 0033 2 54 90 33 32 or on the spot (subject to availability) / Groups limited to 20 people. Free for children / for adults: + 3€

Booklet with games offered to children (9-12 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.

Requirement: iOS 7.0

Requirement: Windows 8 Mobile, Windows 8.1

Requirement: Android 4.0.3

"Behind-the-doors" tour (only in French)

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 : 2h

  • From April to 16 October: all Saturdays, Sundays and on public holidays at 10:30 am
  • From 4 July to 31 August: every day at 10:30 am and additional visit at 3:00 pm from Monday to Friday
  • From 17 October to 1 November (All Saints holidays): every day at 10:30 am
  • From November to March: all Sundays and on public holidays at 10:30 pm. (except in January)

Booking by phone 0033 2 54 90 33 32 or on the spot (subject to availability) / Groups limited to 18 people
Recommended for children from 8 years old.
Prices : In extra charge : 5€ for adults and 2€ for young people from 6 to 17 years old and free for children under 6.

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

  • Winter holidays (from February 8th to March 8th): on Mondays and Fridays at 7:00 pm)
  • Christmas holidays (from 21 December to 3 January) on Mondays and Wednesday at 7:00 pm)

Prices : 18€/adult, 14€/reduced price, 10€/child
Book your visit online (group limited to 25 people). For further information : 0033 2 54 90 33 32

Our team is listening to you from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Useful information :

- Visitors with disabilities will be admitted free of charge. Free admissions is offers to the guide of people in wheelchairs, blind or visually impaired, or when support is necessary and notified on the supporting document.

- 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.

Chiens d'assistance Dogs accompanying persons with disabilities are admitted on the grounds of the monument.

TAccessibilité pour les personnes en fauteuilhe 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) and the shop.

Déficients auditifs

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.

Déficients mentaux

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.

For blind or visually impaired persons, suitably tailored tours are offered, on reservation.

The château has held the national ‘Accessible Tourism’ mark for hearing and mentally impaired visitors

Whenever material is borrowed, an identity document will be requested.

Quality program

Démarche qualité tourisme

Quality program

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.

Comfort for visitors

  • Resting seats in the Chateau
  • Loaned wheelchair (see reception area)
  • Suited sanitary facilities

Free locker

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 and stroller parking (free)

Baby changing facilities available - Currently closed because of the Coronavirus crisis
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.

Gift shop

Gift shopEnlarge the pictureBecause 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 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 5:00pm.

Information : Tel : 00 33(2) 54 90 33 39
Contact the gift shop

Access and parking facilities

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

GPS coordinates:
- Decimal degrees: Latitude 47.585343 Longitude 1.331537
- Degrees, minutes, seconds, hundredths: Latitude N46 35 08 77 Longitude E1 19 53 52

> By train

1h30 from Paris (Gare d'Austerlitz): the Paris / Tours and Paris / Nantes lines
To prepare your itinerary:

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
Bicycle rentals:

> By bus
There is a bus stop at the foot of the Royal Château of Blois.

- Azalys transport company: to inquire: 0033 (0)9 693 693 41 or
- Shuttles: to inquire: -

> 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)

Parking facilities

> 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

Avenue Wilson, next to the "Parc des Expositions" / Promenade Edmond Mounin / Port de la Creusille. To inquire:

> Bus park

Free park for buses situated 400m away from the chateau. Download the map

Stays and sojourns

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 -

Consult the offers of our other partners.

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