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A CITY WITH A TWO-THOUSAND-YEAR HISTORY

FROM CAESAR TO CLOVIS

The site of Orléans has been occupied since Antiquity. In the Middle Ages, the city had an important position in the kingdom of the Franks and then France. It had one of the most prestigious universities was the stage for the Hundred Years’ War

THE MODERN ERA OR THE GOLDEN AGE OF ORLEANS

In the 16th century, Orléans was an important site of the Reform in France. The city then took full advantage of its geographic situation and the period of peace, which was established in France at the start of the 18th century, to get rich.

FROM THE INDUSTRIAL AND MILITARY CITY OF THE 19TH CENTURY TO THE RENEWAL OF THE 20TH AND 21ST CENTURIES

In the 19th century, Orléans experienced a boom in its industrial activities and its military role also grew. It then changed profoundly in the 20th and 21st centuries.