Day Trip to Blois

Located at the edge of the river Loire, Blois is rich in architecture and historical monuments. Chateaux built all over the town reflect the art and history. The stone streets, townhouses, and the historical monuments make Blois a tourist’s dream. Let’s take a look at the top things to do if you plan a day trip to Blois, the heart of the Loire valley.

What to see and do in Blois

 

Château de Blois

Chateau de blois

Located in the center of the city, Château de Blois has housed seven kings and ten queens of France. The castle has seen some exceptional monarchal melodramas. The early building of the castle was constructed by Louis XII which underwent many transformations and additions. Francis I added the last and the most enticing west wing with the spiral staircase. The castle is one of the most excellent examples of renaissance architecture.

Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord

Chambord Castle is the most massive chateau in the Loire valley constructed by King Francis I of France in the 16th century. Chateau de Chambord is one of the shinning marvels of France located in the Loire valley. It has become a world-famous monument for its distinctive French Renaissance architecture blended beautifully with traditional French medieval art and classical Renaissance architecture. The double helix staircase, 4500 artistic pieces, Formal French Gardens, and the Chambord park are worth a visit.

Fondation du Doute

Fondation du Doute is a different museum as compared to the other museums carrying traditional forms of art. The Fluxus movement in the 60s tried to alter the definition of art and its perception by the general public. The 300 pieces of work by 50 different artists require your attention.

Maison de la Magie

Maison de la magie

Another rare museum offered by the Loire valley, the Maison de la Magie, aka House of the magic. Illusions, automatons, and visionary games inside the House of magic will surely blow your mind. The museum also features the life and work of Eugène Robert-Houdin, the famous conjurer of Blois.

The old city

Old city medieval street

The old city of Blois with the with beautiful medieval and renaissance architecture is a perfect option for a serene stroll. Of all the gems, Maison des Acrobates and Hôtel de Villebrême, the 15th-century townhouses will grab your attention.

Escalier Denis Papin

Escalier Denis Papin

Yes, it is just a staircase. Climb those historic stairs and admire the beautiful flower bed right present right in the middle. Reach the statue of Denis Papin, stand at the summit, meditate and take some awesome clicks to fill your Instagram feed.

Place Louis XII

A perfect Saturday market for groceries and enjoy the hustle-bustle of the city. Grab a drink, sit under the tree shade or at the bar terrace, and enjoy the liveliness. Fountain of Charles XII built in the 15th century is another charm to admire.

Rue du Puits-Châtel

This historical street is an unmissable attraction in Blois. Admire the inner courtyard, half-timbered balcony, and the stone tower staircase. The cobblestone street complements the renaissance arches.

Day trip to Blois and sighteeing tours

 

The city of Blois preserves history and architecture in its best forms. Your trip to Loire valley is incomplete without exploring Blois.

The best way to get to Blois and explore this city is by using the sightseeing car tours. We offer private transfers with english speaking drivers. A great car service that offers the facility to pick you up from your doorstep. Since the car is exclusively your, All the landmarks you would want to visit will be covered by your transfer and even those that aren’t accessible by train. Our day trips to Blois:

Blois is an easy day trip from Paris: