Royal Château de Blois
Royal Château de Blois is a 13th-century château in the center of Blois, France. With over 500 rooms, this grandiose former royal residence has a history of over 1,000 years and has played host to reams of high-profile French historical figures, including some of its most famous kings and queens.
Now, the castle is a royal relic, open to knowledge-thirsty visitors wishing to delve into its storied past. Encyclopedic tablets are provided to give context to the monument's history and architecture, along with guided tours that are available on-site. Stick around until after dark and you'll see the tales of the château play out via a projection of light and color on its outer walls. It's not to be missed!