Blois

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Blois
Jacques-Gabriel Bridge
Jacques-Gabriel Bridge
Coat of arms of Blois
Coat of arms
Blois is located in France
Blois
Blois
Coordinates: 47°35′38″N 1°19′41″E / 47.5939°N 1.3281°E / 47.5939; 1.3281Coordinates: 47°35′38″N 1°19′41″E / 47.5939°N 1.3281°E / 47.5939; 1.3281
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Loir-et-Cher
Arrondissement Blois
Intercommunality Blois
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Marc Gricourt (PS)
Area1 37.46 km2 (14.46 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 45,903
 • Density 1,225.39/km2 (3,173.7/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 41018 /41000
Elevation 63–135 m (207–443 ft)
(avg. 73 m or 240 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Blois is a city in France on the Loire river, the prefecture of the Loir-et-Cher department.

It is very famous for its Renaissance chateau which was for many years a royal residence.

Castle[change | change source]

Twin towns[change | change source]

These are the twin towns of Blois:

Other websites[change | change source]