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“The Story of Blois” Sound AND Light show

A superb arrangement of special sound effects AND huge projected images will highlight the gr ANDiose architecture of the courtyard. Immerse yourself in a magical world of light AND colour which evokes the most famous episodes in the castle’s history. A truly unforgettable show!

New for 2014: simultaneous audio-guide translation available in English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch AND Russian. Disposable headphones available for 2€.

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