Place du Martroi - Orléans, to visit

Place du Martroi

Since 1855, the equestrian statue of Joan of Arc has stood, a monumental bronze by Denis Foyatier.
The bas-reliefs on the base represent the various scenes of Joan's life from the voices of Domremy to the stake in Rouen.
The plinth was damaged during the fighting at the Liberation in 1944. The bas-reliefs were removed in 1987 and replaced by casts. The originals are kept in the Musée des Beaux-Arts.

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Maison de Jeanne d'Arc - à visiter à Orléans

House of Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc and the city of Orléans are close friends. The city was liberated from the English on 8 May 1429 by the woman known as the "Pucelle". The multimedia room of the House of Joan of Arc evokes the life of Joan of Arc (1412-1431) and recalls the memory of her passage through Orléans (1429).
The Pass gives free and continuous access to the House of Joan of Arc, the Fine Arts Museum and the History and Archaeology Museum.reduced rates for Orléans Town Hall programmes at the Salle de l'Institut and the Gérard Philippe Theatre, and at the Parc Floral.
Tel: 02 38 68 32 63

Sainte-Croix Cathedral

600 years to build, but in the end a real architectural jewel! Dating from the 13th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, Orléans Cathedral bears the imprint of the various royal successions, and in particular the elegance of classicism, which makes it both architecturally and artistically original.
One of the five largest Gothic cathedrals in France (140m long, 53m wide with a spire rising to 106m), Sainte-Croix was begun in 1287 and officially inaugurated on 8 May 1829. It has a long history: Joan of Arc prayed there, Henry IV initiated its reconstruction in 1601, Louis XIV financed the transepts which pay homage to him by displaying his motto and his sun. The magnificently sculpted woodwork in the choir and the stained glass windows telling the story of Joan of Arc are among its 'treasures', as are the 11 richly endowed 13th century chapels that form its chevet.
Exceptional closure of visits on 8 and 9 June 2019.
Opening hours
From 01/04/2019 to 01/10/2019Monday 09:15 - 18:00Tuesday 09:15 - 18:00Wednesday 09:15 - 18:00Thursday 09:15 - 18:00Friday 09:15 - 18:00Saturday 9:15am - 6:00pmSunday 9:15am - 6:00pm
Phone : 02 38 77 87 50

Hôtel Groslot - To visit Orléans

Groslot Hotel

MUSEUMS Coffered ceilings, painted canvas walls, moulded panelling, furniture covered in Cordovan leather and heavily carved, Aubusson tapestries... Nothing was too good for Jacques Groslot, bailiff to the King of France and a fan of modernism! Behind the superb red brick façade, built between 1549 and 1558, you will discover the history of this private residence, which was transformed over time into a "common house": first through the main hall, then the former council room and the former mayor's office, and finally, the marriage hall where François II died, having come to preside over the Estates General in 1560 with his mother, Catherine de Médicis. Thanks to the Géomotifs application, collect the motifs to understand their meaning and discover the history of this unique place. A large bronze statue of Joan of Arc by Princess Marie d'Orléans stands guard over this vast Renaissance monument. Its characteristic red brick façade, its rich furniture and its Aubusson tapestries make it an exciting place to discover. Accessibility for people with reduced mobility Please note that these times may change depending on official ceremonies and weddings. Visits Average duration of group visits: 0h20 Guided group tours on request Self-guided group visits at any time or on request Average duration of individual visits: 0h20 Guided individual visits on request Free individual visits on demand or permanently Educational tours Opening times From 01/07/2019 to 30/09/2019 Monday 09:00 - 19:00 Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00 Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00 Thursday 09:00 - 19:00 Friday 09:00 - 19:00 Saturday 9am - 7pm Sunday 9am - 7pm Languages spoken [English] Documentation languages [French] [English] [German] [Spanish] [Italian] [Japanese] CONTACT & LOCATION Hotel Groslot Place de l'Etape 45000 ORLEANS 02 38 79 22 30 [email protected]

Little tourist train of Orléans

Little Orléans Tourist Train

Let the little train tell you all about Orléans! Discover the city with your family. Departure from Place Sainte-Croix. Information and reservations: Tourist Office: 02 38 24 05 05
Languages spoken [English]
Louis Pasteur Park Orléans

Louis Pasteur's Park

This large garden revolves around the plant scenes that adorn the large lawns. You can discover plant species, monuments, statues and leisure activities for children such as merry-go-rounds, a puppet theatre or a small train.
To visit Orléans - Porte Bannier

Bannier Gate

Underground remains of the medieval gateway. The Bannier Gate can be discovered during guided tours organised by the Tourist Office. Visits Guided tours for groups on request Individual guided tours on request Educational tours
Bannier Gate Place du Martroi 45000 ORLEANS
Fine Arts Museum, To visit Orléans

Museum of Fine Arts Museum

Hôtel Cabu Musée d'Histoire et d'Archéologie - à visiter à Orléans

Hotel Cabu Museum of History and Archaeology

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

Educational tours

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]


Hôtel Cabu Museum of History and Archaeology

1 Square Abbé Desnoyers

Hôtel Cabu


02 38 79 25 60

(21 Rue Sainte-Catherine, 45000 Orléans)

[email protected]

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