The Renaissance Wing of the Chateau Royal de Blois includes many ermines (Queen Anne of Bretagne’s symbol) and fire-breathing salamanders (King Francois I’s symbol).  Here is a favorite shot of each. You Might Also Enjoy: Close, Closer, Closest:  Throne in the State Room at the Chateau Royal de Blois Chateau de Chenonceau:  Catherine de Medici’s […]

In addition to offering an incredible view, the Foix Tower on the grounds of the Chateau Royal de Blois isn’t too shabby for its own photo op. You Might Also Enjoy: Blois:  View of Town One Thing, Three Ways:  View from the Minimes Tower

The Chateau Royal de Blois has 75 staircases, but this one, at the centre of the Francois I wing of the chateau is covered with fine bas-relief sculptures. What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Staircase Photo #1.   Staircase Photo #2.   Staircase Photo #3.   You Might Also Enjoy: Chateau […]

The Chateau Royal de Blois has four distinct wings around a single courtyard, each one corresponding to a distinct period and style:  Gothic, Flamboyant, Renaissance, and Classicism.  The 19th and 20th Century restorations complete the architectural history of the castle. What do you think?  Do you have a favorite shot below? Chateau Royal de Blois […]