Quality Hotel Orleans Centre
40, rue de la Republique
Phone: (33) 2 38532464
Fax: (33) 2 38532418
Médiathèque d'Orléans is Orléans' main library and includes over 70,000 books for adults, 33,000 books for children, 21,000 CDs and 3,000 DVDs. A collection of antique documents, photographs and manuscripts is also included, as well as free on-site consultation. The Médiathèque d'Orléans also organizes regular cultural events and activities such as conferences, book presentations and readings for adults and children.
Built by a famous local administrator, Jacques Groslot, in the year 1550 for his family, Hotel Groslot has also served as a town hall during the French Revolution. Today, the house is one of the most famous landmarks of the city known for its regional architecture. The decor of the house is elegant with Renaissance furniture that dates back to the middle of the 19th Century. Jacques Groslot's family stayed in the building till the late 18th Century and its facade is marked by a statue of Joan of Arc. Open to public tours throughout the year, call for more information.
Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans is evidently a prime example of architectural beauty. This Gothic structure was built between the late 1200s and the early 1300s, and it also has the honor of being a part of the story of the amazing Joan of Arc. It is said that she attended Mass at this very cathedral when she had come to rescue Orleans from the horrendous Siege of Orleans.
Located in the Bourgogne neighborhood, near the city center and only a few minutes away from the main train station, Place Saint Pierre Le Puellier is one of the main meeting points in Orléans. It also is famous for hosting the annual Orléans Jazz festival.
Located in the heart of Orléans, Jardin de l'Evêché is a pleasant public park. It is an ideal place to go for a walk, play some outdoor sports, enjoy a picnic with friends or just relax. It also hosts a number of free events all year round.
The medieval Eglise St-Aignan was built in order to store the relics belonging to the Bishop of Orleans - Saint Aignan. Although the year of its origin is unknown, experts date it back to the beginning of the 8th Century based on the rare pre-Romanesque artifacts found from the church. It has been reconstructed several times during the years of its existence caused due to destruction in fire and wars. The structure present today was completed in 1509 by Louis XII, after more than 70 years since it was initiated by Charles VII. The nave of the church was destroyed during the Wars of Religion and has never been restored. One can also find the remains of the patron saint in the shrine of the church. Visit the tourist website for more information.
Parc de Bel Air d'Ingre located at Route d'Orléans is one of the open space venues in the commune of Ingré. The events held here range from sporting events, summer camps for children during holidays, music festivals to various concerts. For complete details and event schedule, call ahead.
Parc du Centre de Loisirs is a beautiful recreational park maintained by the municipality of Meung Sur Loire. It is used as a venue for concerts and live events and is a famous venue for various touring artists and bands. Annual festival like the Festicolor Festival is held here during the summer. A perfect place for an entertaining evening.
The beautiful church of Église de Saint-Benoît located on the French island of Réunion is unique in its history and architecture. French colonists came to this island during the 1600s and since then included it as part of its territory. The church was constructed in 1840 and became one of the island's most noted landmarks. Its staggering architecture, brilliant marble interiors and collection of sacred artwork makes it a must see destination for all art lovers and historians.
Nestled in the beautiful countryside, the beautiful and historical castle of Château de Talcy is an extremely popular attraction for its rich history, architecture and trysts with literary giants. Visited by over 20,000 tourists every year, the 16th-centur château was built for Bernardo Salviati and features remarkable Gothic elements in an otherwise prominent Renaissance architectural style. Historically, it known for hosting two of the most influential poets of the 16th Century - Théodore-Agrippa d'Aubigné and Pierre de Ronsard who fell in love with their respective muses while staying here and dedicated a number of their best sonnets and poems to them. Today, visitors can tour the lavishly decorated and carefully restored rooms of the castle along with the lovely vegetable gardens and conservatory orchard which bloom strikingly with lavender and poppies during the spring. A must visit for everyone!
Featuring classical French medieval architecture, the Château de Sully-sur-Loire is a popular tourist attraction and an important historical landmark of the region. Built around the 16th Century, the castle is protected by high fortified walls, four towers and a large and deep moat surrounding it. The interiors are even more impressive with lavishly decorated rooms, rich tapestries, extravagant furnishings and a number of antique paintings all of which have been carefully restored by the Département du Loiret, the current owners. It has provided refuge to many notable personalities in the 17th and 18th Centuries such as Voltaire, Mazarin, Anne of Austria, Turenne among others. A must visit for history and architecture enthusiasts.