Blois is located in the very heart of the “chateaux de la Loire” region, a Unesco World Heritage site, which is the second most popular tourist destination in France (after Paris). The town counts about 50,000 inhabitants, lies on the Loire river between Orléans and Tours and is surrounded by wide forests. It is an ancient royal capital of France, rich in historical monuments and cultural events. The famous château de Blois, a tourist’s must, is an architectural masterpiece combining 4 different styles (from early gothic to classical). The historical downtown situated on a hill, largely renovated in recent years, offers walking leisure along medieval and renaissance streets, as well as magnificent views on the Loire river.

Blois is also a perfect starting point for visiting wineyard domains (vins de Loire), as well as other famous châteaux de la Loire such as the majestic Chambord castle (20 km), Cheverny (20 km) with its rich interiors, Chaumont (15 km) with its international garden festival, and others.

Blois has a dynamic economy including important manufacturers in the domains of car equipment, health, food and cosmetology, as well as large computing companies.


The EDA conference will take place in Antenne Universitaire de Blois, at:
3, place Jean Jaurès
41 000 Blois

Antenne Universitaire de Blois
Antenne Universitaire de Blois

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  • By car

From Paris:
By highway: A10, Paris – Bordeaux, exit in Blois, 170 km
By secondary roads: RN 152, Paris – Orléans – Blois, 180 km

  • By train

From Paris Austerlitz station, 1 hour 40 minutes
From Paris Montparnasse station, TGV Paris - Vendôme, 42 min (Vendôme – Blois 30 km)
From Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport, Roissy TGV station – Saint Pierre des Corps – Blois

See the French Train site.

  • By plane

Paris Orly Airport located 177 km from Blois 0033 1 49 75 15 15
Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport located 214 km from Blois 0033 1 48 62 12 12

See Paris Airports.

  • Taxis

Taxi appel, place de la Gare, Blois – 0033 2 54 78 07 65
Taxi Carton, 13 rue Poutils, Blois – 0033 2 54 78 74 63
Blois Radio Taxi, place de la Gare, Blois – 0033 2 54 78 07 65


  • HOLIDAY INN GARDEN COURT BLOIS (In front of the university)

Adress : 26 avenue Maunoury, 41000 BLOIS
Phone: +33 (0)
Fax: +33 (0)
Email :holiblois@wanadoo.fr
Website : www.holidayinn.com

  • HOTEL BEST WESTERN (close to the station)

Adress: 8 Rue Jean Laigret, 41000 BLOIS
Phone: +33 (0)
Fax: +33 (0)
Email: contact@hotelblois-gare.fr
Website: www.bw-bloischateau.fr

  • HOTEL ANNE DE BRETAGNE (close to the station)

Adress: 31, avenue du Docteur Jean Laigret, 41000 Blois
Phone: +33 (0)
Email: contact@hotelannedebretagne.com

  • Logis Hôtel LE MONARQUE

Adress: Hôtel Restaurant 61, rue Porte Chartraine / 1 Rue du Bourg neuf, 41000 BLOIS
Phone: +33 (0)
Email : hotel-restaurant@lemonarque.fr


Adress: 3 Rue Gallois, 41000 BLOIS
Phone: +33 (0)
Fax: +33 (0)
Email: hotel@franceetguise.com

  • HOTEL IBIS (city center)

Adress: 3 rue Porte Côté, 41000 Blois
Phone: +33 (0)
Fax: +33 (0)
Email: H0920@accor.com