Weekend in Blois? Start with a visit to the château de Blois. Discover the old forecourt, the garden of Lices, the Rampe des fossés, the fortifications, Louis XII’s fountain, the rue de la Voûte, the Town Hall’s courtyard, houses in wood or stone from the 15th and 16th Centuries, etc. Add to your stay with tastings in the restaurant and visit the Museum of Fine Arts. Come evening, stay in a Première Classe hotel in the Centre-Val de Loire. The next day, explore the Saint-Louis cathedral, the Museum of Archaeology, and don’t forget to stop off at the Poulain chocolate workshop.
Planning a week in Blois? Discover its heritage starting with the gardens of the Évêché, the Jacques-Gabriel bridge, the Pyramide du Pont, the Garden of Medicinal Plants, the Palais de Justice, Victor-Hugo Square, the Jesuits College, the Haras, the Halles aux Grains, the churches of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, Saint-Nicolas, Saint-Saturnin, Saint-Laumer abbey, etc. Don’t miss such remarkable buildings as the Acrobate house, Calcat house, the Chancelor’s house, the Buvette de la Renaissance, the hôtel Amboise, hotel Sardini, etc. Finally, explore the magnificent châteaux of the Loire, such as Chambord, Chenonceau and Amboise.
For family vacations in the town of Blois, book a room in one of the Première Classe hotels. Plan child-friendly visits such as the House of Magic. Discover the old town by horse-drawn carriage or by following the P’tits Clous trail with its four paths riddled with enigmas. Discover the animals in the Beauval Zoo at Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher. Visit the château of Villesavin with its children’s rally. Take a guided or audio-guided tour around the château of Chambord.