- Points of interest
The Rue des Trois Clés probably originated from a shop with a three-key sign above it. On the left, an attractive half-timbered house is adorned with a decor of candelabra and lozenge mouldings typical of the Renaissance.
2 Maison Usu Vetera Nova
3 Maison des Acrobates and Saint-Louis cathedral
On the other side of the square, the former parish church became Saint-Louis cathedral in 1697, when Louis XIV created the diocese of Blois.
4 Place de la République
5 Place Jean Jaurès
Walk past the municipal library and beneath the town’s university buildings: to the rear, you’ll catch sight of the two towers of the old water tower, which is no longer in use. Continue along Boulevard Eugène Riffault as far as the Jardins de l’Évêché (gardens of the bishop’s palace).
6 Jardins de l'évêché
classicalstyle building which is nowadays home to the town hall of Blois. The creation of these garden terraces required considerable work which saw the dismantling of the town’s ramparts which ran through this district, as well as the reinforcement of the very steep slope. The statue of Joan of Arc, a reminder of her visit to Blois in 1429 prior to the siege of Orléans, dominates the rose garden below. From here, you have the best view of Blois and the former bishop’s palace.
7 Cour de la Mairie
8 Saint-Louis cathedral
9 La rue des Papegaults
10 La rue du Puits Châtel
11 Place du Grenier à sel
12 Place Ave Maria
Return to the starting point of the walk via Rue du Poids du Roi and Rue du Chant des Oiseaux.
Si tu as toutes les bonnes réponses (70/70), rends-toi à l'Office de Tourisme (23 place du château) une surprise t'attend !
- 46 meters of difference in height
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