Things to see and do - Orleans
Unmissable tourist sites
Orleans Travel guide
Orleans : Michelin's recommendations
Wheat from Beauce, honey, chickens and potatoes from the Gâtinais, game from Sologne and wines from the Loire Valley. At the centre of a particularly rich natural environment, Orleans was a much treasured commercial centre. Treasured by the legions of Caesar, then the English... But Joan of Arc was watching! The capital of the Centre region is also called «Cité des roses» or «Jardin de France», as seen in the gardeners' plots, nurseries and marshlands around the town.
Tourist attractions Orleans : Things to see and do
Place Ste-Croix F - 45000 Orléans
Built from the 13C to the early 16C, the cathedral was partly destroyed in 1586 by the Protestants. In recognition of the town's support, Henry IV undertook its reconstruction in a composite Gothic style. There is a lovely three-porch façade with ros..
Place Ste-Croix F - 45000 Orléans
The quality and diversity of this collection make it one of the most important in France. Pictures, sculpture and objects recount the history of European art from the 16C to the 20C. Note the series of 18C portraits of Mme de Pompadour by François-Hu..
Avenue du Parc-Floral F - 45070 Orléans
This 30 hectare park is a window on horticulture in the Orleans region. It contains a large variety of plants and several animal species including deer and emu. Among the other delights for the eyes, the mirror gives a beautiful view of the castle an..
37 Ter, rue de la République F - 45000 Orléans
Located in central Orleans, in an area surrounded by shops and restaurants, this hotel is decorated in an Art Deco style and offers well-equipped rooms with free Wi-Fi internet access. Best Western Hôtel d'Arc is entirely non-smoking and features li..
80 Quai du Châtelet F - 45000 Orléans
Situated in Orléans in the Centre Region, 400 metres from Maison de Jeanne d'Arc, Empreinte Hotel & Spa features a spa centre and hot tub. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-scree..
14, Place Du Vieux Marché F - 45000 Orléans
Hôtel Marguerite is set in the heart of Orléans, only 150 metres from the banks of the Loire River. Free Wi-Fi access is provided and the Orléans Cathedral is a 10-minute walk away. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom ar..
rue des Halles F - 45000 Orléans
Éric Fretwell has turned the page, after 30 years in the world of Joël Robuchon in Paris. A homecoming of sorts for this native of the Loiret, whose wealth of experience flourishes in this stylish contemporary brasserie. His speciality neatly sums up..
25 rue Etienne-Dolet F - 45000 Orléans
A gorgeous half-timbered house (15C) near the cathedral with fabrics, flowers, beams and exposed stonework. The decor lends itself to a good meal and you won't be disappointed. The chef is spot on with each dish. A fine restaurant exhibiting care, tr..
24 rue Sainte-Anne F - 45000 Orléans
At this restaurant the finest seasonal ingredients go into dishes typical of the South of France. The result is fine, meticulously made and tasty dishes. The interior is cosy with chic furnishings and pastel tones.
28 rue Poterne F - 45000 Orléans
With Hikari ('light' in Japanese), the food of the Land of the Rising Sun shines in Orleans! The dishes are top notch and cooked according to time-honoured Japanese tradition with subtlety and harmonious flavours. A restaurant where you take time out..
26 PLACE DU CHATELET F - 45000 Orléans
With its red, half-timbered façade, this building dating from 1597 tempts food lovers inside! Copious servings, fresh ingredients, well-cooked jus and sauces await you: no shortage of flavours during your time at La Parenthèse. An enthusiastic young ..
28 quai du Chatelet F - 45000 Orléans
Carefully selected suppliers, appealingly playful combinations of flavours, and textures and an original concept - a single ingredient is transformed into two different dishes for your main course. This 19C house on the banks of the Loire is in tune ..