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  Blois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blois is a town and commune in France, the préfecture (capital) of the Loir-et-Cher département, situated on the banks of the lower river Loire between Orléans and Tours.
Though of ancient origin, Blois is first distinctly mentioned by Gregory of Tours in the 6th century, and was not of any importance till the 9th century, when it became the seat of a powerful countship.
Blois was occupied during World War II by the German army, which took the city on June 18, 1940.
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 BLOIS - LoveToKnow Article on BLOIS
BLOIS, LOUIS DE (1506-1566), Flemish mystical writer, generally known under the name of BLOSIUS, was born in October 1506 at the chteau of Donstienne, near Liege, of an illustrious family to which several crowned heads were allied.
Of the churches of Blois, the cathedral of St Louis, a building of the end of the I7th century, but in Gothic style, is surpassed in interest by St Nicolas, once the church of the abbey of St Laumer, and dating from the 12th and 13th centuries.
Blois is the seat of a bishop, a prefect, and a court of assizes.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /B/BL/BLOIS.htm   (1380 words)

 Blois - France And The Netherlands
Blois, among all the other cities of the Loire, is the favorite with the tourist.
Commonly referred to as the Chateau de Blois, it is really composed of four separate and distinct foundations; the original chateau of the counts; the later addition of Louis XII.; the palace of Francis I., and the most unsympathetically and dismally disposed pavilion of Gaston of Orleans.
The sunny city of Blois was indeed to be the scene of a momentous affair, and a truly sumptuous setting it was, the roof-tops of its houses sloping downward gently to the Loire, with its chief accessory, the coiffed and turreted chateau itself, high above all else.
www.oldandsold.com /articles13/travel-83.shtml   (1494 words)

 Blois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Blois is the préfecture (capital) city of the Loir-et-Cher département of France on the banks of the lower river Loire between Orléans and Tours.
As Blois is centered on a pair of steep hills, winding and steep pathways run the the city, culminating in long staircases at various points.
To the west of town, the Forêt de Blois is a remainder of the heavy woods that once covered the area.
www.theezine.net /b/blois.html   (432 words)

 The Life and Times of Ernest H. Blois
Ernest H. Blois was born at the Gore in Hants County on June 18, 1878, the son of Oliver Blois.
Blois was a member of the Commission and since two of the four Commissioners were actively involved in the Children’s Aid Society field he obviously played a major role in recommending the appointment of the Commissioners.
Blois had been appointed a Justice of the Peace for the county of Halifax on June 1, 1918 and on November 25 the newly elected Rhodes Government appointed him judge of the Juvenile Court for the City of Halifax.
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 Count of Blois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The County of Blois was centred on Blois, south of Paris.
Blois was associated with Champagne, Châtillon (the lords of which tended to reside in Blois), and later with the French royal family, to whom the county passed in 1391.
Blois was later important during the Hundred Years' War; Joan of Arc based herself there.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Count_of_Blois   (122 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Blois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Concordat of 1802 gave Loir-et-Cher to the Diocese of Orléans, and in 1822 the Diocese of Blois was re-established.
Owing to the proximity of the monasteries of Micy and Marmoutier, Blois counts among its saints a number of monks; Lubinus, Bishop of Chartres in the sixth century; Laumerus, Abbot of Corbion in the Diocese of Chartres (d.
The Venerable Charles of Blois, killed in 1364 at the Battle of Auray, was the son of Guy, count of Blois.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02602b.htm   (472 words)

 AllRefer.com - Blois, France (French Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
The counts of Blois emerged in the 10th cent.
The last count of Blois, childless and heavily in debt, sold his fief to Louis, duc d'OrlEans, who took possession in 1397.
The Treaties of Blois, signed in 1504–5, were a temporary settlement of the Italian Wars.
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 Stephen, Count of Blois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Their third son Stephen of Blois became king of England after Henry I of England died without a male heir and the English did not think Henry I's daughter Empress Maud a suitable ruler because of her sex.
Stephen and Adela's youngest son was Henry of Blois, bishop of Winchester.
Count Stephen was one of the leaders of the First Crusade, often writing enthusiastic letters to Adela about the crusade's progress.
www.lexington-fayette.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Stephen,_Count_of_Blois   (323 words)

 Blois & Mary, Queen of Scots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Once a fief of the counts of Blois, the town rose to prominence as a royal domain in the 15th century, retaining its historic façades and refined atmosphere to this day.
Set back from the north bank of the river, the Château de Blois was the principal royal residence until Henry IV moved the court to Paris in 1598 - Louis XIV's creation of Versailles was to mark the final eclipse of Blois.
Blois is authentically furnished and hung with paintings portraying its troubled past.
www.marie-stuart.co.uk /France/Blois.htm   (532 words)

 Blois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dominating the Loire River, the royal castle of Blois is not only one of the most prestigious Renaissance monuments in France but also a brilliant illustration of the evolution of the French architecture from the Middle ages to the 17th century.
Blois has been renovated quite a few times, but there are still some rooms with the ancient decorations of the 15, 16 century.
Blois was started around the year 1000 and took few hundreds of years to finish.
www.castles.org /castles/Europe/Western_Europe/France/france110.htm   (844 words)

 The city of Blois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The city of Blois is build as an amphitheatre on the slopes that overlook the Loire and invites the loiterer -as well as the architecture passionate-to explore the maze of its medieval street.
Blois, actual capital of the Loir-et-Cher was, after all, the centre of French Renaissance.
A journey that starts in the 13th century, after the counts of Blois had given their freehold to the king of France, continuing with the royal grandeur of Renaissance art and the murderous hours of religion wars to end with much quieter times but much richer in conspiracies, of Gaston d'Orleans in the 17th century.
www.blois.univ-tours.fr /~marcel/europe/blois   (932 words)

 Peter of Blois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peter of Blois (1135 (?) - 1203 (?)) was a French poet and diplomat who wrote in Latin.
Peter of Blois studied law and theology at the Sorbonne.
It was probably during his student years that he composed a number of Latin sequences after the manner of the Goliards, some of which were preserved in the Carmina Burana collection.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peter_of_Blois   (140 words)

 Blois Nickerson & Bryson
Robert H. Blois joined the firm in 1948 and practiced law until his appointment as Chairman of the Nova Scotia Municipal Board in 1982.
The firm was known as Coffin, Blois & Hicks from 1956 to 1961, with the addition of Douglas G. Hicks.
Palmeter became the Chief Judge of the County Court in 1985 and was later elevated to Associate Chief Justice Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.
www.bloisnickerson.com   (344 words)

 Blois - Wikipédia
Blois est une commune française, située dans le département du Loir-et-Cher et la région Centre.
Blois fut au Moyen Âge le siège d'un comté dont la dynastie posséda également la Champagne avant de monter sur le trône de Navarre.
Charles de Blois fut un candidat malheureux au duché de Bretagne et fut béatifié.
fr.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blois   (265 words)

Blois is a smallish, hill-strewn town situated on the Loire River with an historic area in the Vieux Blois.
The Vieux Blois is an especially hilly and partially-pedestrianized quarter surrounded by the chateau, the cathedral and the river.
The Chateau de Blois was shut up tight when we arrived, but we peered through the gates and it looked like a worthwhile place to visit.
www.travelgrotto.com /blois.htm   (480 words)

 Stephen of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stephen was born at Blois in France, the son of Stephen, Count of Blois, and Adela (daughter of William the Conqueror).
His brothers were Count Theobald II of Champagne and Henry of Blois, bishop of Winchester.
Stephen was sent to be reared at the English court of his uncle, King Henry I, in 1106.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stephen_of_England   (910 words)

 Blois Loire Valley France Hotel Restaurant Lodgings Accommodations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Château Royal de Blois is a veritable French architectural pearl.
The Royal Residence in Blois was the home to French Kings and Queens for more than four centuries.
Much of the historic ambience of medieval Blois remains preserved in its white-washed houses and narrow cobbled alleys.
www.lodgingsinternational.com /lodgings/719.htm   (333 words)

 JewishEncyclopedia.com - BLOIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Although of small importance itself, Blois occupies a prominent place in Jewish history through the somber drama of which it was, in 1171, the theater.
On the testimony of a Christian servant of the mayor, a Judæophobe, the Jews of Blois were accused of having crucified a Christian child for the Passover, and of having then thrown the body into the river.
Count Theobald thereupon commanded that all the Jews should be cast into prison, with the exception of a woman named Pulcelina, for whom he entertained a particular affection.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=1171&letter=B   (410 words)

 Blois, Loire
Blois is the capital of the Département Loir-et-Cher and the business center of a farming district whose chief products are wheat, wine and vegetables, especially asparagus.
The Château de Blois was the principal royal residence until Henry IV moved the court to Paris in 1598.
One enters the château through the wing Louis XII to reach the beautiful large inner courtyard which is enclosed by four contrasting wings.
www.centralia.ctc.edu /~vfreund/FrenchResources/Frenchslides/Loire/Blois/Blois.html   (478 words)

 The Art Institute of Chicago: Chicago Architects Oral History Project: Natalie de Blois
Natalie de Blois, born in 1921 in Paterson, New Jersey, began her architectural studies at Columbia University in 1940.
De Blois was also active in several women's architectural organizations, aiming to improve the status and acceptance of women in the profession.
De Blois was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 1974.
www.artic.edu /aic/libraries/caohp/deblois.html   (474 words)

The picturesque old French town of Blois, famous for its XIV-XVIIth century château, is about 170 km (100 miles) from Paris in the beautiful region of the «Châteaux de la Loire»;.
They have now been organized for a number of years in the city of Blois, in France, and have covered topics ranging from particle physics to chaos theory, life and planetary science.
The conference will take place in the Château de Blois itself, an ancient Royal residence situated in one of the most charming regions of France; lunch and dinner are served in the castle to all participants; the conference format is designed to encourage discussion and cross-fertilization of ideas.
blois.in2p3.fr /2002/pages/inform2.html   (1128 words)

 CERN Courier - Pomerons return to Blois - IOP Publishing - article
Twenty years ago the first "Blois Workshop" was organized by Basarab Nicolescu of the University Paris VI and Jean Tran Thanh Van of the University Paris Sud in the historic Château de Blois.
Blois Workshops have taken place all over the world, and the meeting is now a scientific forum for researchers trying to unravel the foundations of elastic scattering and diffraction from first principles in quantum chromodynamics (QCD).
A central focus of the 2005 Blois conference was the physics of "saturation", a QCD phenomenon that limits particle production when the underlying gluonic scattering subprocesses significantly overlap in space and time.
cerncourier.com /main/article/45/8/22   (1967 words)

 Blois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Blois, contrary to what you are thinking, is fairly exciting, and very close
We headed to Blois this past weekend (7/23/01) to see The Loire valley and its chateaux's, vineyards, and the country-side.
Saturday night we sat down for a great meal under a big Tree in the center of town, and Sunday we saw Blois Chateau.
www.spickard.0catch.com /spencereliza/franceparis/blois/blois.htm   (133 words)

 Virtual Visit of the Loire Valley - Le Château de Blois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dominnating the Loire rier, the royal château of Blois is not only one of the most prestigious Renaissance monuments in France but also a brillant illustration of the evolution of French architecture from the middle ages to the 17th century.
The hall of the Estates General, built in the 13th century by the counts of Blois, in an important remainder from the medieval fortress.
Localisation: Blois is the chief town of the department of Loire-et-Cher, the city is located on the slope of right bank of the Loire.
www.loirevalley-tours.com /usa/edifice.asp?code_edi=cha_blois   (222 words)

 ARRLWeb: Roberto Blois Elected ITU Deputy Secretary-General
Blois' election today followed two rounds of voting at the 15th ITU Plenipotentiary Conference here.
Blois says he was both encouraged and moved by his election and looking forward to his work for the ITU.
Blois holds an engineering degree from the University of Brasilia and has served as Brazil's delegate to various international conferences and assemblies.
www.arrl.org /news/stories/1998/1022/3   (521 words)

 Metropole Paris - 'Spring' In Blois
In one of them the driver said that Blois' centre was a ten-minute walk from the station - which seemed to require a 15-minute drive.
By the beginning of the 16th century Blois had become officially 'royal,' and was a court residence - which indirectly resulted in the construction of its château in stages, from the 13th to 17th centuries.
Blois is a hour and a half SNCF train ride in the direction of Tours, from the Gare d'Austerlitz in Paris.
www.metropoleparis.com /2001/613/613blois.html   (1890 words)

 Blois Hotels France - Hotels Reservation Blois- by France Beyond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Arcantis Hotel Prema is situated in Blois, next to the Loire river and the most famous castles of this region...
The hotel Arcantis Prema is located in the Loire valley and the famous castles at 3 minutes from the motoway exit, 8 minutes from Blois and the royal residence.
The region is known to be the ground of castles, abbeys, Romance churches and vineyards.
www.beyond.fr /hotels/d41blois.html   (580 words)

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