Orléans Loire Valley
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Orléans Discovery Tour in 2 x 2 hours

Reference Orléans guided tour for an in-depth discovery in two times of the old city center. Ideal for history and heritage enthusiasts who want to learn as much as possible or for those who think that 3 hours is to long for a tour, or just for those who want to take their time. Also for those who need to take there time (person with reduced mobility).

Photo of 17th century pavillons d'Escures from the romantic garden of ĥôtel Groslot to illustrat the 2x2 hours Orléans discovery tour, Val de Loire, France.

17th century pavilons d’Escures from the romantic garden of ĥôtel Groslot. Orléans Loire Valley, France © Broaden horizons

Orléans discovery Tour in 2×2 hours in a nutshell

First part +/- 2 hours tour:  59€ for 1 to 2 people + 7 € per extra person
Second part +/- 2 hours tour: 59€ for 1 to 2 people + 7 € per extra person

  • Private Walking Tour in English
  • Really private tour = your party only (6 people max.)
  • Postgraduate (MPhil) certified French national guide
  • Flexible time schedule 7/7 if available
  • Online booking & payment

Designed to be compatible with persons with reduced mobility (PRM) in pushchair – Please contact us before booking.

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Orléans in short

2000 years of an exceptional history
Part of the Loire Valley UNESCO world heritage area & French label Ville d’Art et d’Histoire
Old city center has systematically been renovated since 2003

Respective content of part 1 and 2 of the 2×2 hours Orléans discovery tour

Part 1 = area hôtel Groslot, Cathedral, Quartier Latin & Middle Ages University, Bourgogne street.  

Part 2 = area Martroi, République, Maison de Jeanne d’Arc, hôtel des Créneaux, Belfrey.  

Your Private Guide in Orléans

Certified French national guide.
Centre-Loire Valley Region accreditation (VAH).
BA, Magna cum laude, Heritage Developpement & Preservation at Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers.
Postgraduate (MPhil) from Paris Dauphine-PSL University.

Organization of the 2×2 hours Orléans Discovery Tour

The 2×2 hours Orléans discovery tour is made up of two complementary visits of 2 hours each.

The part 1 of the tour covers the area Groslot, cathedral, Quartier Latin & Middle Age University, Bourgogne street.

The part 2 of the tour covers the area Martroi, République, hôtel des Créneaux. 

The magic word of this 2×2 hours tour is flexibility as we will have the time to go more in-depth in some aspects of the route you may better be interested in (Joan of Arc, cathedral, etc.).

For sure nothing obliged you to folow the all tour (both part). Each part is complementary to the other but autonomous. If you only follow the part one of the tour, you will only have seen the eastern part of Orléans old city center and if you only follow the second part of the tour you will have only seen the most central part of Orléans city center. For a global less in-depth Orléans discovery please check our Orléans 1.5-hour tour and our Orléans 3-hour tour

 

2×2 Hours Discovery Tour Part 1

Area hôtel Groslot, cathedral, Quartier Latin & Middle Age University, Bourgogne street.

The first part of our 2×2 hours starts at l’hôtel Groslot. It is a stroll in the old city center   with a route including the two main monuments of the city.

  • Hôtel Groslot a Renaissance mansion where died king François II
  • The Orléans Holy Cross (Sainte-Croix) Cathedral

The tour normally includes a short visit of these two monuments if no setback (no warranty of visit). The duration of these indoor visits may vary due to weather, customer wishes, celebrations, etc. Nevertheless, if no setback  we may normally spend, if you want it, quite a long time in the cathedral.

photo of the hôtel Groslot to illustrat the 2x2 hours Orléans Guided Tour.

Hôtel Groslot where died the king of France François II © Broaden horizons

2×2 Hours Discovery Tour Part 2

Area Martroi, République, hôtel des Créneaux. 

The second part of 2×2 hours Orléans discovery tour starts close to the Orléans main train station. It is a stroll in the most central part of the city center. On the route we will normally cross

  • République street
  • Place du Martroi
  • Place Charles de Gaulle
  • Royale street
  • Joan of Arc street
  • Sainte-Catherine street, etc.

 

 

Place du Martroi photo to illustrate the Orléans discovery tour 2x2 hours.

North of Place du Martroi (rue de la République side). © Broaden horizons

Things to know before Booking

Meeting Point

2x2h tour part 1

  • Jardin hôtel Groslot (precise meeting point at booking)
  • Access: Tram B station Cathédrale

2x2h tour part 2

  • Rue de la République (precise meeting point at booking)
  • Acces: Tram A station Gare d’Orléans

Attention Points

  • Tour is on foot.
  • Prices do not include transportation, food, drinks or any other extra services.
  • Neighborhood tour: we don’t enter in monuments unless otherwise specified.
  • Tour duration & content are purely indicative, they may vary due to contingencies.
  • Weather: the tour will start on schedule rain or shine.

Book an Orléans Walking Tour

Choose below your tour: You will then be  asked : -> choose the number of people, date & hours of visit -> after our validation-> pay on line.

Photo Façade de la cathédrale d'Orléans pour illustrer la visite d'Orléans en 2 x 2 heures. Orléans, Val de Loire, France.

Facade of the Orléans Cathedral which is France most impressive one. © Broaden horizons