Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Blois, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 13 sights
Distance 2.7 km
Ascend 67 m
Descend 97 m

Experience Blois in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in BloisIndividual Sights in Blois

Sight 1: La Halle aux Grains

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The grain market is a historical monument located on Place Jean-Jaurès, in Blois (Loir-et-Cher). Under the name "Palais des Congrès et de la Culture", it is home to the Scène nationale de Blois. It also hosts conferences and exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Halle aux grains de Blois (FR)

290 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: St-Louis Cathedral

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Blois Cathedral, or the Cathedral of St. Louis of Blois, is a Late Gothic Catholic cathedral in Blois, France. It has been a monument historique since 1906.

Wikipedia: Blois Cathedral (EN)

201 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Jardins de l’Évêché

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Jardins de l’Évêché Patrick GIRAUD / CC BY 2.5

The Jardins de l'Évêché is a public garden attached to the town hall of Blois. It offers a breathtaking view of the Loire Valley and the old suburb of Vienne, on the other side of the Loire.

Wikipedia: Jardin de l'Évêché (Blois) (FR)

161 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Roseraie des jardins de l’Évêché

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The rose garden of the Bishop's Terraces is a one-hectare rose garden located on the lower terrace of the garden of the Bishopric of Blois, in the Loir-et-Cher, in the center of metropolitan France.

Wikipedia: Roseraie des terrasses de l'évêché (FR)

293 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Hôtel de Condé

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78 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Hôtel de Jassand

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119 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: Hôtel Jacques de Moulins

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178 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Escalier Denis Papin

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The Denis-Papin staircase, located in the town of Blois, is a monumental stone staircase which connects the upper town to the district of the Châtel, established on the Loire. From the top of this staircase, we have 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 La Loire is also remarkable.

Wikipedia: Escalier Denis-Papin (FR)

362 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 9: Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul

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Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul L’auteur n’a pas pu être identifié automatiquement. Il est supposé qu'il s'agit de : Calips (étant donné la revendication de droit d’auteur). / CC BY 2.5

The Church of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul is a Roman Catholic church in Blois, France. Former Saint-Louis chapel of the Jesuit college of Blois, it was built in the seventeenth century but did not become a parish church until the nineteenth century, under the name of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul de Blois (FR)

393 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: House of Magic

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House of Magic You may select the license of your choice. / CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

Wikipedia: La Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin (EN), Website

264 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 11: Royal Castle of Blois

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The Royal Château of Blois is a château located in the city center of Blois, Loir-et-Cher, in the Loire Valley, France. In addition to having 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.

Wikipedia: Château of Blois (EN), Website

51 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 12: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Blois

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The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Blois, located in the Louis XII wing of the city's famous castle, presents collections of painting, sculpture and decorative arts dating from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. It was established in 1850.

Wikipedia: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Blois (FR), Website

324 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 13: Église Saint-Nicolas

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The Church of Saint-Nicolas du Foix is a Romanesque Roman Catholic church located in Blois, in the Loir-et-Cher department, France.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Nicolas du Foix (FR)


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