Vallée de la Loire (II) – Blois

Blois, France Blois, France Blois, France Blois, France Blois, France Chateau Blois, France Blois, France Blois, France Blois, France Blois, France Blois, France Blois, France Blois, France Blois, France Blois, France Blois, France Blois, France Blois, France Blois, France IMG_5711 IMG_5712 The Loire Valley adventure continues… as we made our way to the adorable town of Blois after Chambord.  This wasn’t initially on the plan but given its close proximity to Tours, our next destination after Orléans, it only made sense to travel through it while we still had a few hours of sunlight.

I fell in love with it instantly.  It was everything I had imagined when I first started exploring this stunning region of the country online.  It’s incredibly quaint, feels old,  is very lush and is really just beautiful.  Entering the city is impressive as it is spread across two sides of the river bank divided by a bridge.  Funny enough, we couldn’t locate the Blois château on a map and were not able to see it from where we were (although it was literally just above us)  until one woman pointed us in the direction of a long set of stairs that led straight to it.  Unfortunately, we were too late for the château but we did get to appreciate it from outside giving us more time to enjoy the small-town vibe of the town and have an excellent dinner.

As we had to climb to get to it, the descent down the sloping street from the other side made for an impressive view of the château perched on a cliff as if a watch-dog guarding over the little city.

There is a Magic Museum just opposite the château.  We were all starving so we missed out on that one but that’s another main attraction of Blois if you are ever there!

If you get the chance to visit, dont miss this little gem, I adored it and make sure you have dinner in Le Clipper located in the main square of Blois.  It may look casual but don’t be fooled by its humble exterior, their food is just excellent!

If planning a trip to the Vallée de la Loire, you can read about my visits to Chambord (I) and Cheverny (III) for more background.

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  1. I just finished reading a book: Annette vallon and it was in the Loire valley and in Blois. I so wanted to see it!
    Thanks for your lovely pictures

  2. Hey Jess, that’s so cool, i’ll look up the book! I’m glad you enjoyed the photos!

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