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Château de Chambord Skip-the-Line Ticket

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  • Save time and skip the lines with this priority entrance ticket to Château de Chambord.
  • Located inside a large park of 5,000 hectares, the Chambord Castle was built by King François I in 1515 and is a symbol of the French Renaissance.
  • Spend your time here admiring over 60 of the 400 rooms, 80 staircases and 365 fireplaces
  • This is apart from the many towers, high ceilings and pointed domes.
  • The key highlight of your visit will be the renowned double-helix staircase.
  • Imagined by Leonardo da Vinci, it has two spirals so that two people can use the staircase at the same time without running into one another.
  • Don't miss out on exploring the lovely French gardens while you're here.
  • Fun fact: The Chambord Castle was used as an inspiration for the Beast’s castle in Beauty and the Beast.
  • This ticket cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

Chenonceau Castle Priority Entrance

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  • Avoid waiting in long and winding queues with skip-the-line priority access to the castle.
  • Bask in the elegance of this architectural wonder as you explore it at your own pace.
  • Witness late-gothic and early renaissance design at its best, as you walk over an elegant gallery bridge that spans over the Cher river.
  • Admire a vast collection of sophisticated art, furniture, and exquisite interiors as you explore the royal living quarters, the chapel and more.
  • Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the extensive, lush royal gardens alongside the riverbank.
  • Please note that your voucher will have a link to help you book a timeslot for your visit. You can also book it directly at the venue (depending on availability).
  • Infants aged 6 and under go free. Children aged 7-17 enjoy reduced ticket prices (carry a valid photo ID).
  • This ticket cannot be canceled, amended, or refunded.

Royal Castle of Amboise Priority Entrance

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€13.90
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  • Save time and skip the lines to the Château d'Amboise, one of the highest renowned castles in France.
  • Fun fact: It was the place of residence for the kings of France for over 400 years.
  • Surrounded by 10-foot high walls, the castle looks more like a fortress in comparison to the row of ordinary houses that rest at its foot.
  • Use the latest HistoPad technology with 3D reconstructions of the Logis (included in the entrance fee) to explore the castle at your own pace.
  • A HstoPad disinfection cabinet (Automatic sterilization system using ultraviolet germicidal rays) is used for each tablet.
  • Witness the late Gothic and early Renaissance architecture influences on the castle, and admire the massive collection of furniture representing the pinnacle of French luxury.
  • A key highlight of your tour will be your visit to the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci, in the castle's chapel.
  • Don't miss out on strolling through the gardens in search of traveling plants and over 80 species of birds.
  • Infants aged 6 and below can enter for free - no ticket required. Children aged 7-17, as well as students, enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • This tour cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled.

Château de Blois Reopens Post COVID-19

After eight weeks of lockdown, Chateau de Blois reopened for the public on 16 May 2020. To ensure the health and safety of all visitors and to provide the best experience, several sanitary measures have been put into action as per government guidelines. Presentation of a Health Pass is mandatory to access Chateau de Blois facilities.

COVID-19 Safety Measures and Guidelines at Château de Blois

  • In accordance with government-released Covid-19 safety protocols and guidelines, a visit to the Chateau de Blois will require a mandatory health pass. This is in effect from July 21, 2021, for 18 years and above and from September 30, 2021, for 12 years and above.
  • The health pass, either on paper or digital, needs to have one of the following as proof: complete proof of vaccination with waiting period, less than 72 hour Covid-19 negative test, or a recovery certificate.
  •  It is obligatory for everybody in the enclosure of the Blois to wear a mask at all times (except children under 11)
  • The temperature of visitors will be monitored and checked at entrances.
  • There will be hand sanitizers at your disposal, make sure to disinfect your hands each time.
  • The tour to the Chateau de Blois has been restructured to favor social distancing and avoid overcrowding/facing other visitors.
  • All teams have been organized, checked and sanitized for safety.
  • It is recommended to purchase all tickets online to avoid handling/contact in person.
  • Additional staff is in place to handle direct visitors.
  • Measures to disinfect digital tablets, audio guides, and audio-language devices are in place.

Why visit Château de Blois?

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  • Since the Chateau de Blois was built from the 13th to the 17th century, it boasts 4 different architectural styles. You will witness majestic views of the Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance, and Classical facades.
  • The Royal Chateau was restored in the 19th century. It was redecorated, furnished, and filled with colorful tiled floors, wood panels, and glorious art. 
  • The Chateau de Blois is categorized as a fine arts museum and has a treasury of over 35,000 masterpieces by greats like Ingres and Boucher.
  • The Royal Chateau hosts major exhibitions, has behind-the-doors tours, Renaissance balls and so much more.
  • A unique light and sound show is hosted in the Loire Valley between April to September showcasing the rich history of the Chateau and is translated into 10 languages.
  • The Chateau de Blois has signature digital tablets that offer an immersive experience using 3D or augmented reality.

What is the Best Way to Buy Château de Blois Tickets? Book Online

Save yourself time and effort and purchase your Chateau de Blois tickets online. The online reservation system is hassle-free and gives you instant confirmation and mobile tickets. Free cancellations up to 24 hours before the scheduled time are also available. 

  • Convenience: Nothing gets easier than sitting in the comfort of your home and booking tickets to see the world! Avoid long queues and use all that extra time to explore other attractions. Start your adventure by booking tickets online.
  • Advance Reservations:  Chateau de Blois is a popular attraction and there are high chances for the tickets to get sold out quickly. Don’t miss out on experiencing this gorgeous attraction by waiting for too long. Book your slots online in advance and enjoy a hassle-free experience. 
  • Great Discounts: Great discounts only add to the joy, don’t they? Make your trip memorable and easy on your wallet by booking online. A range of discounts are at your disposal when you book tickets online. 

Château de Blois Highlights

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Grand Architectural Styles

The most extraordinary feature of the Château de Blois is its grand architecture that displays not just one or two, but 4 major epochs of French architectural styles. Built between the middle ages (13th century) and 17th century, what you see is four grand wings - Gothic: Medieval Fortress, Flamboyant Gothic: Louis XII Wing, Early Renaissance: François I Wing and Classical: Gaston, Duke of Orléans Wing. Take your time and marvel at the grandeur of these facades and soak in the rich history of this attraction.

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Museum

The Château houses the Blois Fine Arts Museum in the flamboyant Gothic Louis XII Wing. Thousands of prominent sculptures, paintings and tapestries from the 16th to 19th century are on display here. Some of the centerpiece paintings (a total of 300 in number) are works of French greats, the likes of Rubens, Ingres and Boucher. The museum also offers an original visitor’s pathway app, the use of which appeals to the five senses.

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Light & Sound Show

One of the biggest and the most dramatic festivals to experience at the Château de Blois is the unique Sound & Light Show. It takes place every evening from late April to late September, as a tribute to the Royal Château. The event has huge 360° video mapping projections on display to showcase the splendid architecture and history of the courtyard. Expect extraordinary lighting and narration; in short, a spectacle that brings alive the love, dramas and secrets of the Château.

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Augmented Reality With HistoPad

With about 400 HistoPads or digital pads at the disposal of visitors, one can now visit the Château de Blois in augmented reality. This cutting-edge technology offers shockingly immersive experiences by animating decors, customs, lives of the sovereigns and their court. You get to live and learn about the architecture of the Château, interact with the site through a virtual treasure hunt, experience 3D reproductions of the Château’s four periods of construction and be a present and interactive participant throughout.

Where is Château de Blois?

The beautiful Château de Blois is an integral part of French history as it has been the residence of several French Kings. Located right in the heart of the city of Blois, Château de Blois is a castle at the Loir-et-Cher department of Loire Valley, France. With the Blois railway station nearby, the chateau at the 6 Place du Château, 41000 Blois, France is a destination where tourists can easily visit by taking a train from Paris.

Plan Your Visit To Château de Blois

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The Château de Blois is open every day except for 25th December and 1st January. Timings differ during different times of the year:

  • 9 am to 6:30 pm (1st September 2021 to 7th November 2021)
  • 10 am to 5 pm (8th November 2021 to 31st December 2021 and 2nd January 2022 to 1st March 2022)
  • 9 am to 6:30 pm (1st April 2022 to 30th June 2022) 
  • 9 am to 7 pm (1st July 2022 to 31st August 2022)
  • 9 am to 6:30 pm (1st September 2022 to 6th November 2022)
  • 10 am to 5 pm (7th November 2022 to 31st December 2022)

The last admission is half an hour before the court closes. Visitors are advised to spend between 1 to 1 and half hours exploring the royal Château.

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Address: 6 Place du Château, 41000 Blois, France

Find it on the map. 

  • The fastest way to reach Château de Blois from Paris is by train from Paris Austerlitz to Blois station. It will take 1. 5 hours. Once here, it is a 10-minute walk from the station to the castle.
  • The cheapest way is by bus but it will take 2.5 hours.
  • By car it takes 2 hours to reach Château de Blois from Paris. Take either the A10 or RN152. There is a large multi-storey underground car park very close to the Château. Charges are between 8-10 euros overnight. The city of Blois, about 10 minutes away from the castle has many free parking spaces too.
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  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair on Loan
  • Free admission for those assisting people with disabilities
  • Wi-Fi, resting seats, toilets, and suited sanitary facilities
  • Souvenir shop, gift shop & bookstore
  • Cafe & Restaurants 
  • No pets allowed
  • Assistance dogs allowed
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  • Vieux Blois (Old Town): Visit the cobbled streets, pedestrian staircases and half-timbered homes of the Vieux Blois or Old Town and enjoy its one-of-kind charm.
  • Maison de la Magie: The House of Magic or Maison de la Magie is a museum located across the Royal Château that is dedicated to magic. Visitors can enjoy entertaining magic performances and witness the famous fire-breathing dragon.
  • Eglise Saint-Nicolas: Formerly a gorgeous church in the district of Blois, the Eglise Saint-Nicolas is known for its distinctive architecture and a bright sanctuary that is illuminated by artistic stained-glass windows.
  • Eglise Saint-Vincent-de-Paul: Baroque-style, 17th-century church with ornate interiors boasting carved red marble columns and opulent chapels. It also houses beautiful sculptures.

 Visitor Tips

  • There is no specific dress code, but it would be best to travel in comfortable, semi-formal clothing, especially if you're having a meal at the fancy restaurant in the premises.
  • Photography is allowed inside the Château de Blois.
  • Visit Château de Blois in late spring and summer for the best experience.
  • Once you visit Château de Blois, you can also rent bikes to explore the countryside.
  • The Blois town makes for a great base to visit other castles in the area.

All Your Questions About Château de Blois Answered

Q. Can I buy Château de Blois tickets online?

A: Yes, you can buy Château de Blois tickets online.

Q. Is the Château de Blois tour open now?

A: Yes, the Château de Blois tour is now open. You can buy Château de Blois tickets to gain access to the site.

Q: Is it safe to go for Château de Blois tours post COVID-19?

A: Yes, all appropriate and government-enforced Covid-19 safety rules and guidelines are in place. 

Q: Are Château de Blois tickets refundable?

A: No, Château de Blois tickets are not refundable. Certain sites offer a refund only if canceled at least 24 hours before visit.

Q: Are discounts available on Château de Blois tickets?

A: Yes, group discounts and combined tickets discounts are available on Château de Blois tickets.

Q: What is the best way to buy tickets to Château de Blois?

A: The best way to buy Château de Blois tickets is to buy them online to avail of the best deals and discounts, while ensuring the practice of social distancing - thus saving both money and time.

Q. What is the best time to visit Château de Blois?

A: The best time to visit Château de Blois is during the weekdays in the early hours. Avoid the weekends to avoid the rush of crowd

Best Castles Of Loire Valley

The word "Chateaux" has a broad definition that loosely includes over 7000 castles in France. Because of the country's rich history and the influence on the French Renaissance the country saw a huge rise in popularity of such castles at one point in time. But of all those castles, only 1000 are historically significant and are open to the public. Here are some of the famous castles and their tickets to help you with your visit.