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Welcome to Orleans



​Orleans is positioned in north-central France on the banks of the Loire River. It is the capital of the Loire region and is also known as La citéJohannine. The history and geographical features of the city are influenced by the tragedy of Joan of arc, who saved the city from the English siege in 1429. 


The culture and history of Orleans date back to 2000 years old, which is why the city is considered so prestigious. There are some exceptional historical sites, chateaux, and architecture. You will find a lot of Renaissance architecture and the heritage of Joan of Arc. However, the city still has the right modern touch. You can easily connect to the modern world as the city offers all such amenities and opportunities. The city is situated in the heart of the Loire valley and is quite appealing for its innovation, economy, and dynamism.

“Ideally located in the heart of the Loire Valley, Orléans generates a strong appeal on all fronts: economy, innovation, education, and even international relations. All this while cultivating its History, day after day.”

Sports activities 

The city metropolis has more than 150 sports associations and clubs and covers almost all disciplines. It promotes physical activities and sports for all ages. There are programs to make sure the underage population can also participate in such activities to be in shape and healthy. Municipal School of Sports Initiation offers a sports program for children as young as 4 years. 

Entertainment and Leisure

Orleans is fully prepared for huge entertainment festivals. It has 12 performance halls that host numerous performances around the year. The Zenith of the city can accommodate about 6900 spectators. Many events are arranged by the riverside, such as the Festival de Loire. One of the official celebrations organized in the city is Fêtes de Jeanne d'Arc to commemorate the liberation of the city, which occurred in 1920. 

Several associations also arrange leisure activities such as escape games, laser games, archery, virtual reality, bowling, table tennis, cycling, etc. Golf lovers can also choose between the 7 beautiful golf courses. Lastly, you can always take a hot air balloon ride to have the best view of the beautiful Loire valley. 

The best of Orleans

Orleans is just an hour's drive from Paris. It is also located at crossroads of some major roads like A 10 (Paris – Orléans – Bordeaux), A 71 (Orléans – Bourges – Clermont-Ferrand) and D 20 (Paris – Orléans – Toulouse). 

One of the Orleans stations is located in the city center, and the other one is in the north (Fleury-Les-Aubrais station). Both stations are connected by the tram line.

The city is very well equipped when it comes to electronics, cosmetics, pharmacy, IT, and logistics. The city has some top-notch education opportunities. All these innovative sectors make Orleans an ideal living area. 

The city has now paired with Krakow, New Orleans, and Parakou, which is why the inhabitants can now enjoy an enriching experience. 

Take Aways

Orleans is an excellent amalgam of past, present and future. It can create a strong reputation for its relaxed and progressive lifestyle. Its ever-expanding economic dynamism and rich historical heritage make the city even more popular. 

What you must remember

Orléans is the dream meeting point between history and the future, strong identity and openness to the world, a relaxed lifestyle, and dynamism.

  • A rich historical heritage

  • A wide range of activities and leisure for young and old

  • An ever-expanding economic dynamism

  • Good accessibility

  • A permanent dynamism

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