A contemporary Loire Valley hotel near Blois Old Town with free parking, a
bistro and a bar
The stylish Holiday Inn Blois - Loire Valley hotel is in the centre of Blois, five km from the A10 motorway with ample free parking on site. It's a two-minute walk to the bus stop and 15 minutes to the train station, making this 78-room hotel ideal for exploring the Loire Valley with family or friends.
Business guests can drive to the offices of Atos and Delphi France in 10 minutes, or walk 150 metres to a convention at Halle aux Grains, which also hosts plays and concerts. The hotel has three well-equipped meeting salons, with the outdoor terrace of the Bizet room an elegant spot for alfresco receptions. Dedicated staff can help with planning and catering.
Begin a tour of Blois Old Town at Chateau Royal de Blois, 10 minutes' walk from the hotel. Opposite the palace is La Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin, a museum of magic adorned with dragons and dedicated to a local-born illusionist. It's a 45-minute drive to see the pandas at ZooParc de Beauval, and you can rent a bike to follow Loire a velo cycling routes through spectacular countryside.
Back at your Blois hotel, sample Loire Valley wines like Mesland and Sancerre at Le Bar Mona Lisa before dinner at Restaurant La Valliere, which serves local specialities such as perch, goat's cheese and wild boar.