BloisBlois is a town in the Loir-et-Cher department of Centre-Val de Loire, almost equidistant between Tours and Orléans.
- Blois is easily reached from Tours or Orléans by train. Tours and Orléans are both easy to reach from Paris with the TGV.
Château Royal de BloisWas once occupied by Louis XII.
Forêt Domaniale de Russy
The view of the Loire from the place de chateau is just spectacular. From there you can see the two largest churches and a sea of houses in the color scheme of the region (bluish gray, brick and cream). As spectacular is the chateau itself.
Hotel du Bellay has inexpensive, basic rooms and is close to the chateau.
TourHotel has budget accommodation with free Wi-Fi.
address: Base de Loisirs du Val de Blois - RD951- Levée de la Loire 41350 VineuilBasic campsite just outside of Blois. The site is best reached by car though it is possible to walk into Blois. Bicycles are available to hire on site, and Chambord is within cycling distance.