Hotel in Loir-et-Cher
near the Castles of the Loire
Attractions in the city of Blois
A true city of charm and history, Blois can be easily explored from the hotel BEST WESTERN Blois Château. This human-sized town of 50 000 inhabitants, that is home to a university of quality liberates an economic, cultural and sporting dynamism and is aptly associated with an interesting architectural and natural environment, like the Loire and its banks.
The departement of the Loir-et-Cher as part of the Loire Valley is classified as a World Heritage Site since November 2000. Thus, built on each side of the river, Blois is located in an extraordianry environment.
Blois also has a rich historical heritage. From the BEST WESTERN Blois Château, discover the Saint-Nicolas church, dating back to the 12th century, the Church of the Trinity, the church of Saint Saturnin, the cathedral of Saint Louis or the Covent of the Jacobins.
Explore the castles of the Loire
From the Hotel Best Western Blois Château, all the magic of the Loire Valley Castles is available to you. After that of Blois, you should not miss Chambord, Chenonceau and Amboise. An exceptional national heritage, witness and theater of the greatest scenes of the French history. Young and old will both be charmed by this magical setting while taking a trip full of discoveries in the Loir-et-Cher department of the Centre region.
Sights worth visiting
The Hotel BEST WESTERN Blois Château invites you to visit the all time favourite sights of the Loire Valley:
- The famous and unmissable château de Chambord
- The château de Blois with its beautiful courtyard, monumental staircase and charming exterior with loggias. Enjoy the magnificient view of the Valley of the Loire from the Jardins de l’Evêché, located just behind the cathedral.
- Following the right bank of the Loire to the west, stop at Onzain, and admire the charming Chaumont castle. Then continue to the Château d’Amboise. While in Amboise, fans of Leonardo da Vinci should take a look at the Château de Clos-Lucé as well. Leave Amboise then, only to join Chenonceau and its castle of pure beauty. You will surely appreciate its architecture and beautiful gardens.
- Other sights you should not miss : les châteaux de Talcy, Beauregard, Villesavin and Fougères-sur-Bièvre, as well as the Zoo the Beauval, known to be one of the 15 most beautiful zoos of the world.
For more information: www.zoobeauval.com