Sightseeing route in Blois

Blois

【City description】

There is the most characteristic castle in the Loire region in this town. Because each French king extended the castle, many construction types are mixed. Certainly, the façade is very interesting, but the interior decoration is fantastic as well. When we visit the center street, we can find beautiful and local views in the narrow paths.

【Overall rating】

 ★★★★☆

【Time required】

 5 h 30

【Budget】

 19.50 euros

【Fatigue】

 ★★★★☆

【Sightseeing route】



【Start】

①Blois Chambord station

Gare de Blois Chambord

★Go to Dr Jean Laigret Avenue in front of the station. When you arrive at a curve, go up Voûte Château St. It takes 15 minutes by walk.



②Tourist Information Center

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro



③Blois Royal Castle

Château Royal de Blois

Time required: 90 min / Admission fee: 12 euros

Opening hour: 9 am – 6 h 30 pm (10 am – 5 pm between November and March)

Close: 1/1, 12/25

★Go down the stairs from the square in front of the castle and turn right. Turn left at the first crossroad. It takes 10 minutes.



④Saint-Nicolas Church

Église Saint-Nicolas

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – 6 h 30 pm

Close: No

★Go up the stairs to return to the castle. Go down the street in front of the tourist information center to enter a park at the corner. It takes 15 minutes.



⑤St-Vincent Church

Église St-Vincent

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – 6 pm

Close: No

★Go to Porte Côte St to enter the center street. It takes 1 minutes.



⑥Denis Papain Stairs

Escaliers Denis Papin

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Continue to walk on the street and turn left at the first crossroad. Go up Pierre de Blois St.



⑦House of Denis Papin (it’s not accessible in the interior)

Maison de Denis Papin

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Continue to walk on the street and turn right when you arrive at Saint-Louis Square.



⑧St-Louis Cathedral

Cathédral St-Louis

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – 7 pm

Close: No

★Go through a gate beside the cathedral.



⑨Garden of the Bishopric

Jardin de l’Évêché

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go straight on Palais St from St-Louis Square and turn right at the dead end. Go up Porte Chartraine St and turn left to go to Paix St. It takes 20 minutes by walk.



⑩Foundation of Doubt

Fondation du doute

Time required: 60 min / Admission fee: 7.50 euros

Opening hour: 2 pm – 6 h 30 pm

Close: between Monday and Thursday between November and December, February and March /
Monday and Tuesday between September and October, April and June /
Monday in July, August and January

★Go to Franciade St and when you arrive at a church, go to Chambourdin St on the right of the church. Then, go down stairs and turn right. When you arrive at a forked road, go to the left street to go to Jean Moulin St. It takes 20 minutes by walk.



【Goal】

Blois Chambord station

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