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Bridge of Jacques-Gabriel in Blois 02.jpg
Jacques-Gabriel Bridge
Coat of arms of Blois
Country France
Region Centre
Department Loir-et-Cher
Arrondissement Blois
Intercommunality Blois
Mayor Marc Gricourt (PS)
Elevation 63–135 m (207–443 ft)
(avg. 73 m/240 ft)
Land area1 37.46 km2 (14.46 sq mi)
Population2 45,903  (2012)
 - Density 1,225/km2 (3,170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 41018/ 41000
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.


Twin towns

These are the twin towns of Blois:

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