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Discover Orléans

The capital of the Centre-Val de Loire region and ideally located on the Loire, Orléans is at the heart of this central part of France. The Cité Johannique (as it’s often called in honour of Joan of Arc) boasts many historical and heritage attractions and landmarks that add to its considerable appeal.

Come and discover the prestigious Cathedral of Sainte Croix located in the city’s historic centre, the inspiring equestrian bronze statue of Joan of Arc that stands in the middle of the magnificent Place du Martroi, and the many other interesting places to visit that Orléans has to offer. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a bike ride on the banks of our majestic Loire River and discover the natural and wild side of our region.

Our regional heritage

  • Walk in the footsteps of Joan of Arc by visiting the various sites dedicated to the Maid of Orleans, including the Hotel Groslot (city hall), the Museum of Fine Arts, the Cathedral of Sainte Croix, the House of Joan of Arc and the Rue Jeanne d'Arc
  • Visit the châteaux close to the city such as the Château de Chamerolles and its perfume museum, or the moat-surrounded Château de la Ferté St Aubin. Other superb châteaux within easy reach include Cheverny, Chambord and many more…
  • Discover different aspects of the city by climbing the 252 steps to the heights of the Cathedral of Sainte Croix or by delving into the crypts down below.
  • Explore museums such as the Historical and Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts and many more.
  • Stroll in the parks and gardens of the Loire Valley such as the Parc Floral de la Source, the Jardins de Villandry… and other exquisite green spaces.

Sporting and other activities in the Orleans region

Canoë-Kayak sur la Loire
Karting in Saran
Location de vélo pour des balades sur les bords de Loire
Hot air balloon flight from the Château de Chambord (30 min from Orléans)
Parachute jump from the St Denis airfield (30 min from Orleans)
Golf on the course in Ardon (20 min from Orleans)


Pathé cinema complex
Escape Game
Adventure park
Ice skating
Axe throwing

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