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Blois

facts in brief


Le Chateau. Part of
Sebastian Munster map of Blois, 1572
Le Chateau. Part of Sebastian Munster map of Blois, 1572








Facts in brief:

Favorite residence of French Kings; seat of powerful counts of Blois since early Middle Ages; from here Joan of Arc set out to raise siege of Orléans; important during reign of Louis XII; site of famous castle & Gothic & Renaissance architecture.

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