Orléans Guided Tours, Loire Valley, France

Do you visit Orléans in the Loire Valley? We propose all year round different kinds of Orléans guided tours. Our specialty is
private guided tours with flexible hours, they are easily bookable and payable online. All our tours are made by a licensed guide.

Why to Follow an Orléans Guided Tour with us?

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Raised in Orléans

Best Orléans choice: The Museum of Fine Arts with Yves Licensed Louvre Tour Guide!

Orléans is not only a Loire Valley City with an incredible Renaissance heritage and a fantastic cathedral. Orleans is also one of the most interesting French fine arts museums outside of Paris.

The Orleans Museum of fine arts is smaller than the Louvre but has many advantages: no crowd, no risk of losing yourself in kilometers of galleries to walk in, etc.

Orleans has a vibrant and extended collection of paintings from the 16th to 19th centuries.

You can visit this great Museum with an experimented Louvre tour guide at a tremendous rate. If you know nothing about fine art or want to refresh your knowledge, this is a great opportunity!

Photo of the Louvre pyramid at twilight

The Louvre, the biggest and most famous museum in the world in the evening in wintertime.

Our Orléans Private Tours in a Nutshell

For Whom?

Singles, couples, families or little groups of friends.

Really Private?

Yes, the tours are for you and your party only!

What Tour Type?

History, history of arts & architecture.

When?

  • Potentially all day, any day, but better book early.
  • Availability is shown in the tours calendar (subject to confirmation – see booking flow step 2).
  • Orléans Museum of Fine Arts is closed on Mondays.

What Cost?

It depends on the tour type, duration, and number of people attending it.

Prices for 1.5-hour private tours start at:

59 € for 1 or 2 people + 6 € per person, with a maximum of 6 to 10 people depending on the tour.

In Which Language?

English, Spanish, French

Wheelchairs Friendly?

Our Orléans tours are incompatible with disabled in wheelchairs except for the 2×2 hours Orléans discovery tour, which is also for those who want to take their time.

The 19th-century galleries of the Orléans Museum of Fine Arts are not accessible by disabled in a wheelchair.

How to Book?

With our Online easy 4 steps process.

  1. Choose a tour date & time
  2. Receive an availability confirmation email
  3. Pay by credit card
  4. Receive a tour confirmation email

Step (2) Is to secure our calendar availability before accepting any payment. We answer within a few hours, 24 hours max.

Other kinds of Orléans Guided Tours we do

Public Tours

When they are organized agenda is shown here.

1. Discover Orléans Guided Tours

Orléans Discovery Tours in One Go

Our reference for first-timer tourists in Orléans. Available in two durations 1.5 hours and 3 hours. Not compatible with the 2 x 2 heures Orléans discovery tour.

Photo of hôtel Groslot, a famous Renaissance Mansion where King of France Francis II. Orléans, Loire Valley, France.

Orléans Walking Tour (1.5 h)

Private tour from 59 € for 2

An ideal tour for a first visit of Orléans, to discover the different aspects of the city center from timber houses, Renaissance heritage to post WWII reconstruction.

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Photo of Begining of République street at Place du Martroi to illustrate the Orléans 3 hours tour. Orléans, Loire Valley, France.

Orléans Walking Tour (3 h)

Private tour from 99 € for 2

The Orléans extended tour is based on our 1.5-hour one to which we add more time and flexibility and a northern city center extra route with some extra Renaissance, neoclassical, eclectic, and Art Nouveau buildings.
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Orléans Discovery in Two Gos - 2x2 Hours Guided Tours

For a More Tranquil or In-Depth Orléans Discovery. Compatible PRM (contact us before booking), Not compatible with the Orléans Discovery Tours in One Go (1.5 hours or 3 hours Orléans Discovery Tour).

Photo of the 17th Century Pavillon d'Escures to illustrate the Orléans 2x2 hours guided tour

Orléans Discovery 2x2h Parte 1

Private tour from 69 € for 2

First part of the Orléans 2 x 2 hours discovery tour: area Groslot, Cathedral, Quartier Latin, Bourgogne street.

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Photo of the Orléans famous Joan of Arc statue in place du Martoi to illustrate the Orléans 2x2 hours guided tour

Orléans Discovery 2x2h Parte 2

Private tour from 69 € for 2

Second part of the Orléans 2 x 2 hours discovery tour: area République, Martroi, De Gaulle.

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Orléans Banks of The Loire Tour

An Amazing way to discover the Loire side of Orléans.

A Great complement to all the other Orleans discovery tours!

Photo of traditional boats on the Loire River during the Loire festival. Orléans, Loire Valley, France.

The River Loire Banks

Private tour from 69 € for 2

The Loire River Quayside is the guideline of this Orléans tour. But the tour is not only about the Loire River but also covers numerous aspects of the history of the city and, moreover, of the history of France and Europe.

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2. History & Architecture Orléans Guided Tours

Photo of a Romantic Joan of Arc sculpture by princess Marie d'Orléans. Orléans, Loire Valley, France.

Orléans Joan of Arc Tour

Private tour from 69 € for 2

This Orléans Tour focuses on the places related to the Joan of Arc’s saga and her iconography. It includes some vestiges of the medieval period and is an opportunity to discover some of the eastern part the old city center.

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Photo of Orléans cathedral facade. Orléans, Loire Valley, France.

Orléans Cathedral & District (1.5 h)

Private tour from 59 € for 2

This Orléans tour of the cathedral and its district is a concentration of history and architecture, with Gallo-Roman vestiges, half-timbered houses; Gothic, Renaissance, Classical, Neoclassical & Neogothic structures.

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Photo of the ancient Renaissance city hall of Orléans. Orléans, Loire Valley, France.

Orléans & the Renaissance

[Soon available in English]

The Loire Valley is famous for its Renaissance heritage. This includes Orléans as the city double its superficy at the end of the15th centurie due to an exceptional urbanisation project.
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3. Guided Tours of Orléans Museum of Fine Arts

Orléans owns one of the most important museums of fine arts outside of Paris. We offer guided tours of the Orléans Museum of Fine Arts in 1.5 and 2.5 hours and specialized guided tours by period or theme. We also propose a painting arts evolution crash course from the 15th to 19th century, a rare opportunity to learn a lot at once about the history of arts.
Photo of an oil painting by Le Nain Brothers to illustrate our 1.5 hours guided tour of the Orléans Fin Arts Museum

Orléans Fin Art Museum 1.5 hours

Private tour from 49 € for 2

Our most popular visit of the Orléans Fine Arts Museum a must-see of the city.

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Photo of an oil painting by Léon cogniet to illustrate the 2.5 hours guided tour of the Orléans Museum of Fine Arts

Orléans Fin Art Museum 2.5 hours

Private tour from 79 € for 2

The 2 hours tour is dedicated to those who want to take there time to discover the impressive Orléans Museum of fine Arts, one of the most interesting in France outside of Paris.

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Photo of a bookshelves to illustrate all the knowledge concentration in the Orléans crash course at the Fin Arts Museum

Crash Course Painting Arts Evolution

3h Private tour from 99 € for 2

A 3-hour crash course to understand painting evolution from 15th century to 19th in one of France's most prominent fine arts museums outside of Paris.

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Visit of Orléans… What Else After? What to See Around?

Visit Orléans : Château de Chambord – Credit Borian Mongel Unplash

After you visit Orléans, there are a lot of discovery possibilities around the city:

Most extensive France national forest, Sologne’s pounds, Orléans AOC vineyard, bike route along the Loire River, historical places, etc., and Loire Valley castles. The choice is extensive, starting with the most famous Chambord Castle.

The Loire Valley in the east of Orléans is also an interesting spot, clearly less crowded than the western part; it is nevertheless on the Unesco listing with three major sites:

  • Abbey Church of Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire (+/- 35 km)
  • Carolingian Oratory of Germigny-des-prés(+/- 30 km)
  • and Fairytale-like Château de Sully-sur-Loire (+/- 42 km).

Our dedicated page shows what to see around after an Orléans visit.

Our Guided Tours Around Orléans Loire Valley?

The Sully-sur-Loire Castle

The still-watered moat of the castle gives the place a great charm. Joan of Arc stayed twice in the medieval fortress. Meanwhile, the Dukes of Sully later extended the castle with new constructions.

Our guided tour of the Sully-sur-Loire Castle showcases not only its history but also its oil paintings, tapestries, and furniture.

Photo of the Sully-sur-Loire Castle, Loire Valley, Orléans région, France.

Sully-sur-Loire Castle Guided Tour

Private tour from 59 € for 2

The Sully-sur-Loire Castle is clearly one of the most atractive of the Loire Valley. Don't miss it!

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Orléans Guided Tours Reviews

Best and Most Memorable Tour of my Five Weeks in France

Our guided tour by Yves was fantastic! Although I spent five weeks in France and went on numerous tours in Paris, Bayeux, Mont Saint Michel, Tours, Amboise, Lyon and Sancerre, the tour that Yves gave us was the most memorable and very best of all the tours I had during that time.

He gave me and my two adult daughter a guided tour of the city of Orleans. Yves is so knowledgeable, friendly and helpful that our tour was wonderful. Yves pointed out details that very few people would even know about. Instead of just pointing things out, he gently quizzed us, further piquing our interest in what we were seeing. We went through the cathedral where he explained the symbolism of the architectural details.

Yves’ English is perfect, making everything easy to understand.

Debra R. Aptos, California.

February 2024 - Tripadvisor

Joan of Arc / Orléans

What can I say about Yves? He is the absolute best. He is very considerate of his audience and he genuinely wants you to have a great experience. He went above and beyond for our tour.
He answered all of our questions (even the ones we thought weren’t a big deal turned out to be very informative). Yves also did a great job of weaving the history and importance of Orleans into this tour. I feel like we could’ve hung out with him all day. We can’t wait to visit Orleans again! Highly, highly recommended.

Ernesto R.

USA - October 2021 - Tripadvisor

Orléans in English

We had a splendid tour of Orleans and the St. Croix cathedral with Yves. He is incredibly knowledgeable and informative, and a charming and engaging guide. Yves is an expert not only in the history of the city, but also its architecture, art and culture. His astute commentary gave context to the art that surrounded us, placing the role of Joan of Arc within its political and historical role in the city.
Highly recommend Broaden Horizons!!

Ren G.

USA - July 2021 - Tripadvisor

Very interesting Orléans Guided Tour!
«We have done a Orléans tour with an excellent guide : Yves very precise and synthetic at once. It was a very nice walk all over the Orléans city center. We learned a lot about the city and we are looking forward to do an other theme tour with Yves.»

Elisabeth M.

Saint-Jean-de-Braye, France - Bookeo review 2018

Great Tour in Orléans
“Visit Orleans in the Loire Valley was a great moment, the city as an impressive diverse heritage. The city center is very nice and clean with all its white newly restored historical buildings. If we have a nice memory of Orléans, it is also the case of the guided tour we did there with Yves. One of the better guide we ever had. His Orléans tour is excellent : precise and knowledgeable. We highly recommande.” 

A group of friends

Laussane, Switzerland.

FAQ – Orléans Guided Tours

Is it Possible to Have Custom-Made Orléans Guided Tour?

Yes, please see our custom-made tour page.

May We Request a Guide in Orléans for a Day or Half a Day?

Yes, see also our custom-made tour page for that.

Do You Do Guided Tours Around Orléans?

Yes. Nevertheless, we do not have a license for transportation. So, there are two possibilities: you have your vehicle (car, bus, etc.), and our guide will come with you, or our guide will meet you directly at the tour place. You can express your need on our custom-made tour page.

We Are Professionals. Can You Adapt Your Offer to Our Requests?

Probably yes; see our specialized page: guided tours for professionals and corporates.

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