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Every December, Orleans city centre is transformed into Santa’s village. The Christmas market will transport you to another place and time from November 29 to December 29 2019!


The traditional Christmas market

Place du Martroi

As the Christmas and New Year celebrations approach, illuminations and special events turn Orleans into a festive wonderland. For one month of the year, Orleans becomes not just the capital of Centre-Val de Loire but the Christmas capital of the region!

In the heart of Loiret, Orleans will be filled with Christmas spirit to delight the whole family, young and old alike! Carousel, big wheel and ice rink await you Place du Martroi!

There’s no better place to feel the magic of Christmas than Place du Martroi where you can soak up the festive cheer at its famous Christmas market consisting of 41 traditional chalets.

Guided tour & free hot mulled wine

Christmas magic in Orleans

During the Christmas Market, discover the magic of Orleans with this nocturnal guided tour where every architectural detail is highlighted.

What could be better than a guided tour in this special period? A surprise and a hot mulled wine offered for each participant!

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Christmas animations in Orleans

Orleans Christmas Market will take place on three main squares around the city in 2019. Head to Place du Martroi, Place de la République and Place de la Loire.

Traditional chalets and attractions Place du Martroi, chalets of creators and Wonderful fir Place de la République, carousel and garden with a thousand lights Place de Loire and Châtelet...

Rather carriage ride?
On December 11th & 29th and January 4th, join a carriage ride from Place Sainte-Croix!
Booking at the Tourist Office from 29 November.

Light show onto Orleans Cathedral

Every evening from 5:30 pm, rediscover the true spirit of Christmas projected onto the Sainte-Croix Cathedral (every 3 minutes)!

Christmas program

Chocolate, chocolate...

Enjoy yourself in Orleans

End of year celebrations always rhyme with chocolate cravings...

And that's not what is missing in Orleans... A short detour through the city center, quickly!

I want chocolate

Christmas magic in Orleans

Eyes full of stars

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Local artists, designers and crafters at Orleans Christmas Market and on the shopping streets leading off Place du Martroi are sure to have what you need for Christmas!

Fancy going up in the world? The Big Wheel offers passengers an unmatched view of Orleans city centre and a chance to see the iconic Joan of Arc statue from way up high!

There’s mulled wine and waffles for foodies, toboggan runs and an ice rink for the kids, while Santa’s sleigh and carousel help keep the magic of Christmas alive... there’s something for everyone at Orleans Christmas Market!


Christmas at the Château

In the Loire & Loiret's iconic châteaux

Chambord, La Ferté Saint-Aubin, Meung-sur-Loire, Chamerolles...

Make sure you pay a visit to Loire & Loiret's iconic châteaux during your Christmas holidays!

The castles are somehow even more enchanting during the Christmas holidays, transporting you to another world.

Families can look forward to a host of Christmas activities.

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The Orleans' teas & coffees

At the cafés Jeanne d'Arc store

Teas, chocolates, sweets... or all these products in an Advent calendar...

It is at the Cafés Jeanne d'Arc store that it happens! Immerse yourself in the world of Christmas, rediscover the flavors of yesteryear and let yourself be carried away by your childhood memories!

3 stores in Orleans : 7, rue de la République / 16, rue Royale / 13 Bis rue du Faubourg St Jean

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