Blois, a hillside city on the Loire River,
is the capital of the Loir-et-Cher department in central France.
The late-Gothic Blois Cathedral towers over its cobbled center.
Nearby, the Château Royal de Blois is a former royal palace
with ornate chambers, and paintings and sculptures
from the 16th to 19th centuries.
Opposite, La Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin
explores the history of magic and holds live performances