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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Château de Blois is open every day except for 25th December and 1st January. Timings differ during different times of the year:
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.
Address: 6 Palace du Château, 41000 Blois, France
A: €12 for an adult and €6.50 for children. Group rate stands at €9.50 while an annual subscription pass will cost you €50
A: Yes, the Château de Blois tour is now open.
A: Yes, all appropriate and government-enforced Covid-19 safety rules and guidelines are in place.
A: No, Château de Blois tickets are not refundable. Certain sites offer a refund only if canceled at least 24 hours before visit.
A: Yes, group discounts and combined tickets discounts are available on Château de Blois tickets.
A: There is a strict cancellation policy for Château de Blois tickets - the experience cannot be canceled, refunded or amended.
A: No, skip-the-line access tickets to the Château de Blois need to be purchased separately.
A: 11 am, 2 pm and 3:30 pm on any day except Sundays.
The word "Chateaux" has a broad definition which loosely includes over 7000 castles in France. Because of the country's rich history and the influence in France Renaissance the country saw a huge rise in popularity of such castles at one point of time. But of all those castles, only 1000 are historically significant and are open to public. Here are some of the famous castles and their tickets to help you with your visit.