Combined ticket Château de Blois and House of Magic
Former 13th century fortress, the castle of Blois is famous for its magnificent courtyard built around 4 buildings from 4 different eras: the 13th wing, the gothic 15th century wing built by king Louis XII, the 16th century Renaissance wing built by King Francis I, the classical 17th wing built by Gaston d’Orleans, brother of king Louis XIII.
Ideally located, in front of the Royal Chateau, the House of Magic is a large 19th-century house that recounts not only the history of magic and conjuring, but also the life and work of the famed conjurer from Blois, Eugène Robert-Houdin. A true temple of the magic arts, one of its kind in Europe, the house is renowned for the display appearing on its facade every 30 minutes, the six dragon heads on the windows of the building are quite a sight! Visitors are proposed a wide range of activities involving fantasy, illusion and the magic arts.