In 2015, various events, including major exhibitions, will be organized during the year. Located in the heart of the Loire Valley, the Royal Château of Blois is a hotspot for art and history, visited by nearly 300.000 people each year. Heir to a prestigious royal past, it has conducted for several years an active policy of touristic and cultural development for all. The Château has led in particular a program of major exhibitions about the civilization of Renaissance. Favorite residence of the Court in the sixteenth century, it was also the first project undertaken by Francis I from 1515. Location of the royal library until 1544 (date of its transfer to Fontainebleau), the castle could not therefore fail to participate in this anniversary with a major international exhibition. The City of Blois and the Bibliothèque nationale de France have joined forces to produce one of the most important

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