Things to do in Orléans

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Start with the Top Sights in Orléans

If you're in Orléans to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans

⭐️ 4.7 (8457)

Parc Floral de la Source

⭐️ 4.4 (3849)

Parc Pasteur

⭐️ 4.5 (2358)

Botanical Garden

⭐️ 4.4 (2122)

Maison de Jeanne d'Arc

⭐️ 3.6 (1229)

Hôtel Groslot

⭐️ 4.5 (1083)

Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Orléans

⭐️ 4.5 (685)

FRAC Centre

⭐️ 4.2 (399)

Musée Historique et Archéologique de l'Orléanais

⭐️ 4.1 (351)

Hôtel Groslot Garden

⭐️ 4.5 (314)

Petit Train Touristique d'Orléans

⭐️ 4.8 (111)

The top affordable restaurants in Orléans

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Orléans city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

Le Brin de Zinc Restaurant

⭐️ 4.3 (2427)

Price Range: $$

Les Fils À Maman Orléans

⭐️ 4.3 (2240)

Price Range: $$

Crêperie Bretonne - Bar & Restaurant de spécialités de Galettes et Crêpes fait maison, à base de produits frais

⭐️ 4.5 (1565)

Price Range: $$

Oh Terroir version fast good

⭐️ 4.5 (1241)

Price Range: $$

La Parenthèse

⭐️ 4.7 (1020)

Price Range: $$

Heureux Comme Alexandre

⭐️ 4.3 (882)

Price Range: $$

La Petite Folie

⭐️ 4.1 (737)

Price Range: $$

Kimme - Restaurant Coréen Orléans,Plat à Emporter, Restaurant Asiatique Orléans

⭐️ 4.7 (715)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Mosaique

⭐️ 4.4 (692)

Price Range: $$

La Mangeoire

⭐️ 4.2 (656)

Price Range: $$

Le Ptit Gavroche - Cuisine française, fait maison !

⭐️ 4.5 (465)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Orléans

These are curated, high quality experiences in Orléans hosted by locals!

Dive into history in Orleans with a guided tour

End your night in some of the best bars in Orléans

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Orléans, curated exclusively for you.

McEwan's Café

⭐️ 4.1 (859)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.3 (630)

Price Range: $$

Le Moog

⭐️ 4.1 (568)

Price Range: $$

Java Pop

⭐️ 4.3 (401)

Price Range: $$

Key West

⭐️ 4.3 (295)

Price Range: $$

Les Dix Fûts

⭐️ 4.7 (283)

Price Range: $$

Le Charbon

⭐️ 4.4 (215)

Price Range: $$

Mojito's Bar

⭐️ 4.6 (210)

Price Range: $$

Chez Moi

⭐️ 4 (203)

Price Range: $$

Le Manoir Pub

⭐️ 4.7 (186)

Price Range: $$

Bar Bogotà

⭐️ 4.6 (156)

Price Range: $$

Pick from the best places to stay in Orléans

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Orléans you've come to the right place.

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Empreinte Hotel & Spa

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Hôtel Marguerite

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Hotel Saint-Aignan

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Check out these bookable attractions in Orléans

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Orléans.

48-hour Orléans Métropole CityPass

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Orléans?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Restaurant Le Lièvre Gourmand

⭐️ 4.6 (573)

Price Range: $$$

Le Lift

⭐️ 4.3 (531)

Price Range: $$$


⭐️ 4.5 (396)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Explore the historical streets of Place du Martroi.
  2. Visit Château d'Orleans to appreciate the town's medieval origins.
  3. Spend some leisure time at the Parc Floral de la Source, one of the largest green spaces in France.

Orleans is known for its mild weather and is enjoyable year round. However, depending on personal taste, the best time to visit may be during the summer months between May and August. This is when temperatures tend to be at their warmest and allows for enough daylight to take advantage of all the outdoor activities, cultural landmarks and local attractions that the city has to offer.

Exploring Orléans is a great experience. It is a beautiful city with many attractions, interesting sites, and exciting activities. The ideal amount of days to spend in Orléans is about 3-4 days. This allows for enough time to explore the city and its surroundings, check out some of the many museums and attractions, and enjoy local cuisine and nightlife.

Orleans is a great city to get around and explore. The public transport system is excellent with plenty of options for traveling around the city. The bus network is extensive and there are also options for renting bicycles or taking a cab. The train station is centrally located, allowing commuters and visitors to easily access destinations nearby.

Orleans is the perfect destination for young families. There are many attractions and activities to keep the kids entertained. A great day out is to visit the Zoo La Fleche, where they can see a variety of animals, or the Parc de la Perouse, an adventure park full of activities. Alternatively, a must-see is the Maison de Jean-Claude, a museum that tells the story of the famous children's author, Jean-Claude. It also has a children's play area, making it ideal for a fun family day out.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Orléans. To start off we'd have to mention LA FAMILLE, The Doll's, McEwan's Café. Check out our page on the best bars in Orléans.

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