|Aerial view of Blois Castle, in the middle of Blois town|
|Gothic architecture (Louis XII)|
|Renaissance architecture, with this beautiful external spiral staircase (Francis I)|
|The King bedroom, with a painting of Henri III|
The two more amazing rooms for us are the "Salle des Etats Généraux" and the "Cabinet de la Reine".
The first one is a huge room (18 m wide and 30 m long), built in 1214. You will feel like an ant when you will enter in this room for the first time. A throne is waiting there for your kids, they can sit on it like a Renaissance King. That will give a nice picture !
|The "Salle des Etats Généraux" : fabulous|
The second is a little room with walls covered with 217 carved wooden panelling. This panelling has not been changed since the time of Catherine de Medicis, 500 years ago. That's amazing, no ?
|The "Cabinet de la Reine"|
During summer time, the castle offers swords fight shows in the castle courtyard, very impressive and funny. The actors are really sword masters, and you will think that they fight real duels until they make everybody laugh with some joke. At the end of the show, the actors pose for the photo. It makes really nice pictures with the children in the middle of the swordsmen.
|The swords fight show|
You will need only a half day to visit Blois Castle. That gives you the time to visit the House of Magic, another must-see of Blois, just in front of the Château.
Website : http://en.chateaudeblois.fr/