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Episode 3 - The Royal Chateau of Blois The Chateau Royal in Blois was the French Kings' favorite residence during the Renaissance. Under Louis XII, Charles d'Orléans son, the Chateau de Blois became a royal residence and the sovereign's main dwelling. Work is then undertaken and the chateau adopts a gothic style. Francis I put a new aesthetic by launching the construction of a Renaissance style wing and the monumental stairway. From then on, a succession of kings lived in Blois, Henry II, Charles IX, who used Blois as their main residence. Built over several periods, the Chateau Royal de Blois has captured different styles, from the Gothic to the Classical, the Renaissance to the Middle-Age. http://www.eurochannel.com/en/Loire-Valley-Chateaux-Jacques-Vichet-France.html