Once home to kings and queens, the glorious castle in the centre of town is now a treasure trove of art. Children will be enchanted by the Chateau's sound and light shows, which see the castle light ups with the stories of its former residents.
Not far from the castle, in the town of Blois, is the House of Magic, where children can be transformed into magicians during interactive workshops and magic lessons.
How to get there
Blois is the first castle you'll encounter on your way from Paris to the Loire Valley.
Where to eat
Blois is a picturesque city with streets brimming with cafes, so you'll be spoiled for choice when choosing a spot for a casual alfresco lunch.
Blois opens at 9am everyday throughout the year, with the exception of 25 December and 1 January.
Price: An inclusive ticket for the castle, sound and light show and the House of Magic is £15.45 for adults, £8.32 for children aged six to 17 years old. Children under six go free.