Arriving -- Several direct trains run from Paris’s Gare de Austerlitz every day (1 hr., 30 min.; from 10€ one-way), and around a dozen depart from the Gare Montparnasse, which involves a change in Tours (around 1 hr., 50 min.; 35€–65€). From Tours, trains run almost every hour (trip time: 40 min.), at a cost of 11.50€ one-way. For information and schedules, visit www.oui.sncf or call tel. 36-35 (.40€/min.). From June to September, you can take a bus (www.tlcinfo.net; tel. 02-54-58-55-55) from the Blois train station to tour châteaux in the area, including Chambord, Chaumont, Chenonceau, and Amboise. If you’re driving from Tours, take RN152 east to Blois, which runs along the Loire; if you want to get there fast, take the A10 autoroute. If you’d like to explore the area by bike, check out Traineurs de Loire, 1 rue Chemonton (http://traineurs-de-loire.com; tel. 02-54-79-36-71). Rentals start at 10€ per half day, 15€ per day, open April to October.
Visitor Information -- The Office de Tourisme is at 23 pl. du Château (www.bloispaysdechambord.com; tel. 02-54-90-41-41).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.