Things to do in Blois

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Start with the Top Sights in Blois

If you're in Blois to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Château Royal de Blois

⭐️ 4.5 (16562)

Blois Cathedral

⭐️ 4.4 (991)

Pont Jacques-Gabriel

⭐️ 4.5 (837)

Fondation du doute

⭐️ 4.2 (390)

St. Nicholas Church

⭐️ 4.3 (197)

Jeu Joue à Blois, escape games en extérieur

⭐️ 5.0 (144)

Gare de Blois - Chambord

⭐️ 3.5 (130)

St. Vincent de Paul Church

⭐️ 4.6 (84)

Blois-Vienne Church

⭐️ 4.4 (51)

Denis Papin Staircase

⭐️ 4.4 (29)

Aérocom Montgolfières Blois

⭐️ 5.0 (5)

The top affordable restaurants in Blois

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Blois city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

Au Coin D'Table

⭐️ 4.5 (1328)

Price Range: $

L'Hôte Antique

⭐️ 4.4 (1219)

Price Range: $$

Le Comptoir de Mamie Bigoude Blois

⭐️ 4.4 (1165)

Price Range: $$

Le Bistrot Du Cuisinier

⭐️ 4.3 (1022)

Price Range: $$

Food & Brew - Le FaB

⭐️ 4.3 (979)

Price Range: $$

Poivre et Sel

⭐️ 4.4 (900)

Price Range: $$

La Creusille Restaurant

⭐️ 4.5 (798)

Price Range: $$

Le Castelet

⭐️ 4.6 (648)

Price Range: $$

Le Boeuf Gourmand

⭐️ 4.5 (565)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.5 (548)

Price Range: $$

Les Planches

⭐️ 4.7 (453)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Blois

These are curated, high quality experiences in Blois hosted by locals!

Old-fashioned ride

Visit & Tasting - Organic Vineyard

Let's make a tarte Tatin

Bike tour to Chenonceau Castle

Canoeing between Blois and Cheverny

Guided Tour City of Blois

Guided tour Château Royal de Blois

Chaumont-sur-Loire Castle Guided Tour

Guided Tour Chambord Castle

Chateau Cheverny Guided Tour

End your night in some of the best bars in Blois

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Blois, curated exclusively for you.

Le 12

⭐️ 4.2 (294)

Price Range: $$

Le Denis Papin

⭐️ 4.5 (261)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.7 (244)

Price Range: $$

Le Saint James

⭐️ 4.3 (199)

Price Range: $$

La Salsa

⭐️ 4.7 (188)

Price Range: $

Le Bartender

⭐️ 4.6 (175)

Ben's Blues Bar

⭐️ 4.7 (164)

Price Range: $$

Le Saint Lubin

⭐️ 4.4 (149)

Price Range: $

Bar L’Embuscade

⭐️ 4.4 (119)

Le Roi Hérisson

⭐️ 4.9 (89)


⭐️ 4.8 (83)

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Check out these bookable attractions in Blois

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Blois.

Chateau de Blois Skip-the-Line Admission

Admission to the Château du Clos Lucé

Chambord Castle Skip-the-line Ticket

Half-day Private Sidecar Tour

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Blois?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.


⭐️ 4.9 (1151)

Price Range: $$$

Au Rendez-vous des Pêcheurs

⭐️ 4.5 (227)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Visit the Château de Blois: an impressive renaissance-style castle situated on the banks of the Loire River surrounded by luscious gardens and parks.
  2. Explore the Maison de la Magie: a museum dedicated to the history of magic and illusion, which includes an array of interactive exhibits and performances.
  3. Visit the Maison de la Gastronomie: a culinary center that offers a range of traditional and modern French dishes, as well as wine tastings and cooking classes.

Blois is at its most beautiful in the spring and summer seasons. The warm temperatures are perfect for taking in the views by boat along the Loire River or for walking through the lush gardens of historical Château de Blois. The city bustles with activity in July and August when the world-famous Loire Valley Wine Fair is held, allowing visitors to sample regional wines and experience the local culture.

Exploring the city of Blois can be done within a few days. Two days is enough to properly experience the many attractions Blois has to offer. Visitors can also venture out of the city and explore the local Loire Valley area, while still using Blois as their base. With three days, visitors will be able to take in the most of what the city has to offer.

Blois has a pretty efficient public transportation system with frequent bus and tram services. Taxis can also be easily booked, and the two nearby airports are the Tours-Val de Loire and the Orleans-Bricy. For those looking to explore the surrounding area, renting a bike is a great option and cycling paths are available.

Blois offers a plethora of activities for kids. Families can visit the historic Château de Blois, which houses a large collection of artifacts from France's royal past. The nearby Forest of Blois offers a great outdoor experience with trails, boating activities, and a zip-line adventure. The town also offers a kid's amusement park, complete with mazes, mini-golf and roller coaster rides.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Blois. To start off we'd have to mention Le Saint James, Ben's Blues Bar, Le Before. Check out our page on the best bars in Blois.

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