a VirtualTourist member from New York City
My husband and I will be in Blois for 2 nights (Oct 13 &14) and could use your help with restaurant recommendations. We always eat Italian food at home in New York so we just want French (preferably traditional) food.
French restaurants have their menus outside the premises and it's half the fun to read the menus while walking (or maybe you saw something interesting during the day), then choose. A lot of people eating at a restaurant is usually a good sign.
Many French restaurants have fresh fish and seafood displayed just outside their restaurant. Good sign too!
Now, Michelin is THE recommendator for restaurants.
If you use www.viamichelin.com, and put in 'Blois' under 'Display your map' (change the country to France if need be). You'll get a map.
Zoom in at will.
At the top right of the map you'll find Restaurants and you can tick Best Value, Best, or Charming restaurants.
Then click the little blue circle on the map and you'll get a list with restaurants, descriptions, price indication, photo, the lot.
In general, don't worry. You'll find plenty once you're there.