On the banks of the Loire River, Blois is the capital of the Loir-et-Cher department. A commercial and industrial center, it is best know for a booming trade in the wines and brandies of the Loire Valley, and is one of the most historic towns in France. Car rental locations are available in town and are suggested for visitors, as there are many chateaux, including the fairy-tale Chateau de Chenonceaux, within driving distance. Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large rental car fleet, so finding a car rental in Blois is both easy and economical.
The counts of Blois, the most powerful feudal lords of France, emerged in the 10th century with Theobald the Cheat, who, by various methods, soon began adding to his holdings. Sold to Louis duc d'Orleans, Chateau de Blois was the birthplace of Louis XII who ascended to the throne making the town the quasi capital of France until the end of the 16th century. It is an imposing structure begun in the 13th century and worked on until the 17th century. The Loire Valley played a large part in French history and is easily accessed with a rental car from Auto Europe. Walking and bicycle tours along the river and around the valley are very popular among visitors. For something a bit less strenuous, look for a tour boat on the river and watch the chateau and countryside slip by, as you relax on deck. If you're more of a free spirit, rent a car and create your own itinerary; vineyards and castles abound in the Loire Valley. Questions about driving in Blois? Our driving information page should provide answers.
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