Blois is a French commune , capital of the department of Loir-et-Cher in the Center-Val de Loire region . It was under Louis XII , and for about a century, a royal residence. The city has an important cultural heritage with its castle , the Saint-Louis cathedral and two important churches. Country France Region Centre-Val de Loire Department Loir-et-Cher Canton Blois-1, 2 and 3 and Vineuil Government  Mayor (2020–2026) Marc Gricourt Area1 37.46 km2 (14.46 sq mi) Population (2017-01-01) 46,086 Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET) […]