Weekend Getaway in Orléans

Day 1:

Arrive in Orléans and check into your hotel in the city center, ideally near the Quartier Bourgogne or the Quartier Châtelet. These areas offer a central location and easy access to the main attractions.
Start your day by visiting the Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d’Orléans, a beautiful Gothic cathedral. Admire its stained glass windows and climb the tower for panoramic views of the city.

Explore the historic streets of the Quartier Bourgogne, the old town of Orléans. Visit the Hôtel Groslot, a Renaissance-style mansion that served as the former city hall, and discover the local shops and cafes.
Enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the local restaurants, savoring regional specialties such as andouillette (sausage) or cotignac (quince jelly).

Take a walk along the banks of the Loire River, enjoying the peaceful ambiance and the views of the city.
Dine at a restaurant in the Quartier Châtelet, trying local dishes or international flavors.

Day 2:

Take a day trip to the nearby Château de Chambord, located about one hour away by car. Explore the magnificent Renaissance château, known for its unique architecture and expansive gardens.
Enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the natural beauty of the château grounds.

Return to Orléans and visit the Maison de Jeanne d’Arc, a museum dedicated to the life and legacy of Joan of Arc. Learn about her role in the history of Orléans and France.
Explore the Parc Pasteur, a charming park offering green spaces, walking paths, and a peaceful atmosphere.

Dine at a restaurant in the Quartier Bourgogne, enjoying the charming ambiance and the flavors of French cuisine.
Take a leisurely walk through the illuminated streets of Orléans, enjoying the ambiance and the city’s architectural beauty.

Day 3:

Visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans, housed in the former Bishop’s Palace. Admire its collection of art, including paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts.
Take a scenic drive to the nearby town of Meung-sur-Loire, where you can visit the Château de Meung-sur-Loire and its beautiful gardens.

Return to Orléans and visit the Parc Floral de la Source, a stunning botanical garden. Explore its diverse plant collections, take a relaxing walk, and enjoy the tranquility of nature.
Explore the local markets, such as the Place du Martroi, and browse through the stalls filled with fresh produce, local products, and artisanal crafts.

Depart from Orléans, taking with you fond memories of your weekend getaway in this historic city.

Remember to check the opening hours and availability of attractions in advance, as well as any travel restrictions or guidelines that may be in place during your visit. Enjoy your trip to Orléans!