8 Sights in Blois, France (with Map and Images)
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1. House of Magic
La Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin is a museum which faces the Royal Château de Blois. It is located in the Loir-et-Cher département in the Loire Valley, in France, in the center of the city of Blois. As a museum of France and bearing the official label of "Musée de France", it is the only public museum in Europe which incorporates in one place collections of magic and a site for permanent performing arts. The creation of such a site is directly linked to the personality of Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, a famous French illusionist born in Blois in 1805.
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2. Escalier Denis Papin
The Denis-Papin staircase, located in the city of Blois is a monumental stone staircase that connects the upper town to the Puits-Châtel district, established on the banks of the Loire. From the top of this staircase, there is a panoramic view of the Jacques-Gabriel bridge, the Loire Valley and the old town. The perspective on the staircase offered from the bridge crossing the Loire is also remarkable.
3. Royal Castle of Blois
The Royal Château of Blois, is located in the city center of Blois, Loir-et-Cher, in the Loire Valley, France. In addition to have been the residence of the Counts of Blois and some French Kings, Joan of Arc also went there by 1429 to be blessed by the Archbishop of Reims before departing with her army to drive against the English, who conquered Orléans the previous year.
4. Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul
The Saint-Vincent-de-Paul church is a Catholic religious building located in Blois, France. Former Saint-Louis chapel of the Jesuit college of Blois, it was built in the 17th century but only became a parish church in the 19th century, under the name of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul.
5. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Blois
The Museum of Fine Arts of Blois, installed in the Louis XII wing of the famous castle of the city presents collections of painting, sculpture and decorative arts dating from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. It was established in 1850.
6. La Halle aux Grains
The Halle aux grains is a historical monument located place Jean-Jaurès, in Blois (Loir-et-Cher). Under the name "Palais des Congrès et de la Culture", it houses the National Scene of Blois. It also hosts congresses and exhibitions.
7. Town hall
The town hall of Blois is located behind the Saint-Louis cathedral. It occupies the buildings of the former episcopal palace, built by the architect of King James V Gabriel, to whom we also owe the central bridge of Blois.
8. Roseraie des jardins de l’Évêché
The rose garden of the terraces of the Bishopric is a rose garden of one hectare located on the lower terrace of the garden of the Bishopric of Blois, in the Loir-et-Cher, in the center of the metropolitan France.
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