Capital of the Centre-Val de Loire region and ideally situated on the Loire River, Orleans is surrounded by swathes of stunning countryside—the regions of Sologne, Beauce and Gâtinais—not to mention the Loire Valley and its famous royal châteaux. The city once liberated by Joan of Arc boasts a rich mix of heritage sites and historical landmarks that have put it on the world map. Explore its region, river, history, monuments and attractions, museums, parks and gardens and more.

Patrimoine historique

Historical Heritage

Orleans’ growth has always been closely linked to its river, the Loire....

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Loire et Loiret

The Loire and Loiret

Orleans and its metropolitan area of 21 towns and villages make up Orléanais...

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Parc floral

Green Orleans

Set on the banks of the Loire River, France’s longest river and a UNESCO...

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Loire à vélo


Craving a breath of fresh air in a green metropolis, a fan of eco-tourism,...

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Street Art

Cool and unusual

Orleans has plenty of surprises in store for anyone wishing to venture off...

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Cathédrale d'Orléans

Suggested itineraries

Fancy a long weekend or city break in Orleans? Just one hour from Paris,...

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Les temps forts

Must-see highlights

A pick of the top festivals and events in Orleans!

The capital of...

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Une métropole qui bouge

A metropolis on the move

Visit Orleans, a dynamic city in the heart of Val de Loire!


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