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Top 10 best place in Orléans

Posted on: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Discover our top 10 places you must visit during your stay in Orléans.

The Holy Cross Cathedral:

It is part of the 5 vast Gothic cathedrals of France, built in 600 years it carries in it an original and artistic architecture. The Orléans tourist office offers an unusual guided tour taking you to the top of the cathedral!

Beaux-arts museum :

Offering you works from the 15th to the 20th century and presents an exceptional collection of paintings.The Museum of Fine Arts in Orléansis one of the richest and oldest French museums. The museum regularly sets up temporary exhibitions, and others devoted to drawings from the School of Fine Arts.

The house of Joan of Arc:

Come and visit the famous residence which was used to house Joan of Arc when she came to liberate the city in 1429. Equipped with a multimedia room to modernize your visit and thus captivate the youngest.

Hotel Groslot:

Former private residence then transformed into a "common house", discover its history. Dressed in a superb facade of red bricks, walls stretched with painted fabrics, paneling with moldings or even a coffered ceiling, you will appreciate going from one room to another.

The Floral Park:

Closer to nature? Come to the Parc Floral d'Orléans La Source, also a zoological park, so you can get some fresh air and meet more than 350 animals: exotic birds, ducks, flamingos, butterflies and many more. You can find a restaurant and shops on site allowing you to spend the day on site.

The Museum for Biodiversity and the Environment:

Center for the conservation of natural heritage, this museum documents the fauna and flora of the Centre-Val de Loire region and beyond. Listing more than 435,000 specimens and samples for more than 200 years, among its collection: insects, herbaria, fossils, skeletons, rocks, etc.

Charlemagne Island:

In search of Leisure, go cycling, jogging or even enjoy the beach at Île Charlemagne, where many nautical activities are available. In addition, with the Leo Parc Aventure find facilities such as: beach volleyball courts, basketball, handball, mini-football, paintball, ping pong, petanque, etc.

The FRAC Center Val de Loire:

Place of exhibition of work mixing contemporary art, architecture and design, come and discover this building with its modern structure and unique design.

The Orléans Botanical Garden:

The city of Orléans has been the capital of the rose since 1950 with its 3.5 hectares of garden. You can attend the International Rose Competition which takes place in September.

Cercil Memorial Museum of the Children of Vel d'Hiv:

Filled with archives, testimonies and photographs, the Vel d'Hiv children's memorial museum is a place steeped in history and reflection on the Second World War.