What to do and see in Orleans, France: The Best Places and Tips

January 14, 2018 Giuseppe Pratt

Discover the best top things to do in Orleans, France including Cathedrale Ste-Croix, Leo Parc Aventures, Absolument Canoe, Loc. Val de Loire, VOULEZ-VOUS ORLEANS, Esc'ape, Hotel Groslot, Wheel Free, Musee Campanaire Bollee, Centre-ville.
Restaurants in Orleans

1. Cathedrale Ste-Croix

Pl. Ste-Croix | Place Sainte-Croix, 45000, Orleans, France +33 2 38 77 87 50
Excellent
56%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Cathedrale Ste-Croix

Reviewed By BobxxxxCindy - North Palm Beach, Florida

Other than the connection to Jean d’ arc this was a pretty straightforward Cathedral. It is very restrained and plain. However how they constructed such large and intricate stone structures is beyond me. Has more than a couple beautiful stained glass windows.

2. Leo Parc Aventures

Rue Vieille Levee, 45650 Saint-Jean-le-Blanc, Orleans, France +33 6 10 91 25 32
Excellent
43%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 71 reviews

Leo Parc Aventures

Reviewed By K E - Dayton, Ohio

Great way to allow the kids to burn of some energy after several days of seeing adult-oriented attraction (I.e. Cathedrals, museums, historical monuments). Different levels based upon age, but challenging enough to keep them interested. Very affordable, with a single entrance price allowing them to climb as long as they like. Well supervised, with great security measures (not based on carabiner system that allows younger kids to unhook themselves).

3. Absolument Canoe

175 B rue Nationale, 45140 Ormes, France
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 6 reviews

Absolument Canoe

Reviewed By Jokyflop - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

C'est l'attraction à faire sur Orléans ! et Guillaume est là pour s'occuper de tout, il est à l'heure, sérieux et professionnel. En tant que client, on le choix entre beaucoup de parcours et même entre beaucoup de types de canoës. Je recommande vivement!

4. Loc. Val de Loire

117 avenue Charles Peguy, 45800 Saint-Jean-de-Braye, France +33 2 38 84 11 78
Excellent
94%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 32 reviews

Loc. Val de Loire

With 1,800 locations in 2013 and 18 rental outlets spread over the route of the Loire by bike, Loc. Loire Valley has become a must along the Royal River. Easy cycle hire with Loc. Val de Loire. A name you can trust, combining quality and experience. Mountain bikes, trail bikes, tandems and electric bicycles to help you explore the region. In partnership with "Loire à Vélo".

Reviewed By Lanier P - United States

As walk in customers my wife and I had no idea what to expect in terms of customer service and bicycle quality. What a wonderful surprise to discover the best quality bicycles and most customer oriented owners that we have ever encountered. The Tabard family, celebrating 40 years in business, are the epitome of organization and efficiency.
Our bikes were like new, fitted properly and equipped with all necessary repair equipment. Routes were recommended according to our time constraint and fitness level, and detailed instructions provided for return after hours, if necessary. We were fortunate enough to even meet the grandfather/founder of the company upon our late return. This is truly a 5 star service company and deserves my highest possible recommendation.

5. VOULEZ-VOUS Orleans

20 B rue Emile Leconte | Voulez-vous Orleans, 45140 Ingre, France +33 2 38 86 79 63
Excellent
76%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 102 reviews

VOULEZ-VOUS Orleans

Comme un artisan du rêve et du voyage, mêlant savoir-faire et haute technologie, VOULEZ-VOUS c’est la rencontre de tous les univers du spectacle, de la performance, de la danse, de la chanson qui vous sont offerts pour une soirée dont vous parlerez pendant longtemps… A l'affiche à VLV Orleans : - PROPHECY - Un univers spectaculaire qui repousse les limites de l'imaginaire... Entrez sur le territoire mystique du peuple Phao. Plongez au cœur de l’action, en immersion dans un monde fantastique devenu réalité !

Reviewed By JPELAN - Paris, France

Spectacle minimaliste avec ambiance club de vacances où l'on fait participer la salle autour d'une histoire pour les enfants ou les grands restés très très jeunes. Seule une artiste acrobate a sauvé la soirée. Le dîner ou l'on vous sert un cocktail au pichet "alcool ou sans alcool?", une bouillie de poulet et un dessert au chocolat.. On n'y va pas pour manger mais quand même. On fait passer le cuistot dans la salle pour le faire applaudir (on avait honte pour lui). Photos forcées, relances pour l'achat de photos, de suppléments boissons, bref la croisière s'amuse à Orléans mais y'avait même pas la mer

6. Esc'ape

384 rue des Moulins, 45750 Saint-Pryve-Saint-Mesmin, France +33 6 58 78 61 73
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 36 reviews

Esc'ape

The purpose of the game is the following one: escape from a room within one hour. It is practised in team from 3 to 6 players, who have to look for indications scattered in the room, then combine them, solve the riddle and go out of the room as fast as possible.

Reviewed By HUYGHE0498 - Lille, France

Loin des grosses escapes et des centre ville, il y avait une petite appréhension en arrivant sur place, d'autant que de l'extérieur cela ressemble plus à des bureaux. Mais il ne faut pas se fier au premier regard !!! Avons fait le scénario Back to the Past. Une escape très bien conçue et à ce jour jamais égalée sur la qualité des énigmes. En effet, sans rien dévoiler du scénario, il y a de la recherche et de l'innovation, robotique, domotique, bref cela change des autres salles ! Bravo !

7. Hotel Groslot

Place de l'Etape, 45000, Orleans, France +33 2 38 79 22 30
Excellent
47%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 247 reviews

Hotel Groslot

Reviewed By Guillaume R - Göteborg

Hotel Groslot was used as a city hall from the French revolution. Notice the statue of Johan of Arc in front of the building. Her armor is pierced, but it is not original and rather the result of being stored close from a munition depot during WWII who suffered an explosion.

8. Wheel Free

44 rue du General de Gaulle, 45650 Saint-Jean-le-Blanc, Orleans, France +33 6 21 82 00 55
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Wheel Free

We offer servicing, repair and the sale of cycling accessories and equipment. For your cycling trips on classic or electric bikes, we can offer bike hire out of Orleans, along the Loire a Velo, with the possibility of delivering your bikes and accessories to your hotel or train station (according to our terms and conditions of delivery).

Reviewed By Claude H

Ouvert 7 jours sur 7. D'excellent conseil, le propriétaire nous a vendu un vélo électrique d'occasion, dont nous sommes ravis. A recommander pour achats et locations sûrement, la maison étant très sérieuse.

9. Musee Campanaire Bollee

156 rue du Faubourg de Bourgogne, 45800 Saint-Jean-de-Braye, France +33 2 34 50 54 77
Excellent
63%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Musee Campanaire Bollee

Reviewed By moniquelouis - cannes

Ce musée est dans la famille Bollée depuis 4 générations et c'est le propriétaire actuel qui nous a fait visiter le musée et sa fonderie.
Il est extraordinaire de prendre connaissance du travail, des compétences et de la patience nécessaires pour fonder des cloches que nous entendons tous chaque jour dans notre environnement sans y prêter attention.
Il ne faut surtout pas manquer le film qui clôt la visite

10. Centre-ville

7 Venelle Saint Pierre Empont | 7 Venelle Saint Pierre Empont, 45000, Orleans, France +33 6 45 63 38 22
Excellent
39%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 110 reviews

Centre-ville

Reviewed By jrapeter - Cheddar, United Kingdom

The "old city" has such an array of well preserved historic buildings that you really need to just wander aimlessly around for a while.
There are, naturally, several Cathedrals and churches, some fantastic old bank buildings, small backstreets and of course more modern additions.
If you aren't into architecture or history just walk along the banks of the River Loire or chill out in a coffee bar or restaurant (there are plenty).

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