During your stay in Orléans, make a date with the city and its centuries of heritage. Drop your things in your hotel room, and head out to take in some of history’s greatest tales: Joan of Arc saving Orléans from the English, the coronation of Louis VI of France in Orléans Cathedral, and more. As you walk, you’ll also spot traces of the Gallo-Roman city walls, like the Tour Blanche. The many private mansions and churches are worth a peek, too.
If you’re planning a week in Orléans, savor each and every encounter you have with its heritage. Take the time to stroll down the streets and through the Place du Martroi, to explore Hotel Groslot — the home of city hall — and the former Benedictine monastery which now houses the prefecture’s administrative offices. Not forgetting the cathedral, the former bishop’s residence and the Museum of Fine Arts for a touch of artistry. And the cherry on the cake: a couple of breaks to sample the region’s gourmet gastronomy during your stay. Keen to explore more of the region? Book a room in one of our affordable Première Classe hotels in Centre-Val de Loire.
A weekend or full week away with the family is perfect for having some fun and exploring Orléans. The kids will get to investigate every nook and cranny of all the top spots. Then the rides, games and a miniature steam train in Parc Pasteur will send them wild with excitement. This pit stop in the great outdoors is the perfect chance for a breath of fresh air after checking out what’s on offer in the city’s old town. If it’s entertainment you’re after, Orléans has cinemas, pools, bowling alleys and more. Or perhaps you’d like to make the most of how close you are to Paris? An exciting day out in the capital is easy to organize from the comfort of your hotel.