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January 5, 2018

The magical and royal Blois in the Loire!

This is one of my favorite castles in France, and need to be seen more ,therefore here is a sampler and do search for more in my blog, plenty on Blois!

Blois

Enjoy Blois , plenty of info inside the posts above. By car is about 1h30 from Paris . Get on the A10 direction Bordeaux and go out on exit/sortie Blois, about 170 km or 105 miles or go on the no tolls road N152 direction Blois-Orleans for about 180 km or 112 miles. If no GPS in the car use viamichelin for the routing online. By train from Gare d’Austerlitz Paris to the station of Blois-Chambord in about 1h40 or from Gare Montparnasse Paris on TGV to Vendome and then to Blois by taxi 30 km or to gare Saint-Pierre des Corps just outside Tours and then 30 minutes on taxi to Blois.

By bus OuiBus takes you from Roissy CDG or Gare de Bercy in Paris here: https://www.ouibus.com/

or the Flixbus (former ) here: https://www.flixbus.co.uk/

We decided to try a local hotel ,one recommended by a local friend and it was great! The Relais de l’Octroi, 14 aveneu Gambetta is only 300 meters from the train station, and 5 minutes walking to city center. It has all amenities even WiFi and satellite TV, then a Buffalo Grill steakhouse chain restaurant next door communicating with the hotel. However, update, this is now the Ibis Styles Blois Hotel!! And a new restaurant Le Bistro! so here for the memories ok; new hotel webpage because it is a great location: https://all.accor.com/hotel/8141/index.fr.shtml

Enjoy the ride and a wonderful castle ,not to mention very nice city to walk and see wonderful heritage of France. Cheers and enjoy your weekend wherever you are…..

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