Housed in a splendid Renaissance mansion built in 1550 for Philippe Cabu, a lawyer at the Châtelet and attributed to the architect Jacques 1er Androuet du Cerceau. The courtyard facade has three levels and is richly decorated with the three superimposed orders typical of the Henri II style. The Musée historique et archéologique de l'Orléanais was severely damaged in the bombing of June 1940. It took more than twenty years to reopen its doors to the public.
Ground floor: two temporary exhibition rooms. 1st floor: Orléans from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. 2nd floor (currently under construction): Mesopotamian, Egyptian and Greek antiquities, the Carnutes people and the Gallo-Romans in the Orléans region, the port of Orléans.
Culture Pass (unlimited access for one year to the museums of Orléans (exhibitions, concerts, conferences, workshops, a stroll during a break, etc.), reduced rate for other cultural facilities).
Musée de France, Municipal Museum
Age groups: 4 to 6 years, 7 to 9 years, 10 to 12 years
Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
Average duration of group visits: 1h30
Guided group tours on request
Self-guided group visits at any time
Average length of individual visits: 1.5 hours
Guided individual visits on request
Free individual visits at any time
Languages spoken [English]
Languages of the tours [English] [German] [Spanish] [Italian]
Documentation languages [English] [German] [Spanish]
Family-friendly support [French]
Family-friendly guided tours [French] [English]
CONTACT & LOCATION
Hôtel Cabu Museum of History and Archaeology
1 Square Abbé Desnoyers
02 38 79 25 60
(21 Rue Sainte-Catherine, 45000 Orléans)