BROADEN HORIZONS Orléans Loire Valley

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    Orléans Guided Tours:
    Make the Most of Your Visit in Orléans

    Orléans Guided Tours Make the Most of Your Visit in Orléans

    You Visit Orléans? We propose 3 kinds of Orléans Guided Tours:
    Public, Private and Group Tours

    All Year Round: Private and Group Orléans Guided Tours

    Private Orléans guided tour, from 49 € for 1 or 2 people (group of maximum 6 people exclusively yours).
    Orléans guided tour for groups, from 89 € (group till to 25 persons).
    Our Orléans guided tours are available in French, English and Spanish.

    Guided tours of the Orléans Museum of Fine Arts are also available.

    During the High Touristic Season: Public Orléans Guided Tours

     Public guided tours are accessible to individuals from 10 € pp.
    Tours are proposed in English and French.

    You Visit Orléans? We propose 3 kinds of Orléans Guided Tours:
    Public, Private and Group Tours

     All Year Round: Private and Group Orléans Guided Tours

    Private Orléans guided tour, from 49 € for 1 or 2 people (group of maximum 6 people exclusively yours).

    Orléans guided tour for groups, from 89 € (group till to 25 persons).

    Our Orléans guided tours are available in French, English and Spanish.

    Guided tours of the Orléans Museum of Fine Arts are also available.

    During the High Touristic Season:
    Public Orléans Guided Tours

     Public guided tours are accessible to individuals from 10 € pp.
    Tours are proposed in English and French.

    Public Orléans Guided Tours Agenda

    Summer 2019

     

    Tariff 10 € per personne, to be pay in cash before departure of the tour.

    • No booking: Just come at the meeting point 10 minutes before tour departure time, number of seat is limited.
    • Duration : +/ 1.5 hour with an usual tendancy to last more.
    • Children : they can come with you, nevertheless theses tours are not specifically designed for them.
    • Reduced mobility: These tours are note adapted for persons with reduced mobility.
    • Content : a link « discover » send you to the page of the private tour with the closted content to corresponding public tour.

    Cancelation : We do all our best to performe our tours as scheduled. Nevertheless in case of necessity we can be obliged to cancel a tour, in that case we will, if possible, informe you on this page. Please check here before to move to the tour meeting point.

    In case of specific needs : date, content etc., you can consult our offer of private guided tours and custom made guided tour.  

    The calendar of the second half of the month will be put on line during the begining of July. Do not hesitate to come back on this page.

    we also propose public tours in French
     Voyez aussi nos visites publiques en français

    Monday 15th of July
    Tour start at 8H45

    Tarif 10 €. No Reservation: come 10 minutes before

    Orléans Walking Tour – Tour in English

    Our generic Orléans city tour : discover

    • Meeting point: In front of hôtel GrosLot, Place de l’étape – Photo/plan
    • Access : Tram B station Cathédrale.

    Monday 15th of July
    Tour start at 11H15

    Tarif 10 €. No Reservation: come 10 minutes before

    Orléans Joan of Arc Tour – Tour in English

    To follow the footstep of the Maid of Orléans : discover

    • Meeting point : in front of hôtel GrosLot, Place de l’étape – Photo/plan
    • Access : Tram B station Cathédrale

    Friday 16th of July
    Tour start at 9H30

    Tarif 10 €. No Reservation: come 10 minutes before

    Orléans Joan of Arc Tour – Tour in English

    To follow the footstep of the Maid of Orléans: discover

    • Meeting point : in front of hôtel GrosLot, Place de l’étape – Photo/plan
    • Access : Tram B station Cathédrale

    Sunday  21th of July
    Tour start at 17H15

    Tarif 10 €. No Reservation: come 10 minutes before

    Orléans Walking Tour – Tour in English

    Our generic Orléans city tour : discover.

    • Meeting point: In front of hôtel GrosLot, Place de l’étape – Photo/plan
    • Access : Tram B station Cathédrale.

    Sunday  28th of July
    Tour start at 17H15

    Tarif 10 €. No Reservation: come 10 minutes before

    Orléans Walking Tour – Tour in English

    Our generic Orléans city tour : discover.

    • Meeting point: In front of hôtel GrosLot, Place de l’étape – Photo/plan
    • Access : Tram B station Cathédrale.

    Four Private 1h30 Orléans Guided Tours

    1h30 Orléans guided tours to Make the Most of Your Visit in Orléans!

    Orléans Walking Tour (City Tour):
    An overview of Orléans tour to discover the old city center.

    Joan of Arc in Orléans Guided Tour:
    to visit Orléans on the traces of the French heroine called the Maid of Orléans.

    Orléans Cathedral Walking Tour:
    a visit of Orléans with a lot of architecture and historical references.

    Orléans Loire River Banks Guided Tour:
    an Orléans visit to enjoy a nice stroll along the Loire, the Royal River.

    1h30 Orléans guided tours to Make the Most of Your Visit in Orléans!

    Orléans Walking Tour (City Tour): An overview of Orléans tour to discover the old city center.

    Joan of Arc in Orléans Guided Tour: to visit Orléans on the traces of the French heroine called the Maid of Orléans.

    Orléans Cathedral Walking Tour: a visit of Orléans with a lot of architecture and historical references.

    Orléans Loire River Banks Guided Tour: an Orléans visit to enjoy a nice stroll along the Loire, the Royal River.

    Orléans City Tour

    This tour is ideal for a first visit of Orleans, this is our base tour, a city tour to discover the different aspects of the city from timber houses, Renaissance heritage to post WWII reconstruction.

    The tour focus on the historical city center. The tour route passes through the cathedral, shows some Renaissance mansions and also evokes Joan Arc.

    The Orléans Cathedral and Its District

    This Orléans cathedral guided tour mixes the cathedral and its close environment. The zone of the ancien canonical district is a surprising concentration of French history and architecture, with Gallo-Roman and Early Middle Age vestiges, High and Late Middle Age stone houses, gothic structures, half-timbered houses, Renaissance heritage, Classical, Neoclassical & Neogothic architecture.

    Orléans and Joan of Arc

    This thematic Orléans guided Tour focus on the Orléans places related to the Joan of Arc’s saga and on her numerous dedicated iconography. This tour is also an opportunity to discover the eastern part of Orléans old city center with its vestiges of the medieval period.

    The River Loire Banks in Orléans

    This Orléans walk uses the Loire River Quayside as a guideline for the tour. The route allows first to discover the subject linked to the Loire, the royal river, but it is also a way to speak about numerous aspects of the history of the city and, moreover, to the history of France. SOON AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH

    Orléans Loire River Banks Guided Tour

     

    Orléans Private Guided Tour in 3 Hours

    You will find in this tour the content of our one and a half hour Orléans Walking Tour (city tour) to which we normally add an extra route in the northern part of the city center with some extra Renaissance mansions and neoclassical, Eclectic and Art Nouveau building. Nevertheless it is also possible to concentrate the extra time of this tour on Joan of Arc or to the cathedral.

    To Celebrate the 500 Years of the Death of Leonardo da Vinci An Orléans City of the Renaissance Private Guided Tour

    2019 is the anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci but also the one of the birth of Catherine de Medicis.
    The Loire Valley is most relevant place of the expression of the French Renaissance which is centered on the reign of François I.
    If there is no in Orléans any world-famous Loire Valley castle, the city nevertheless owns an important Renaissance Heritage. The powerfull ducal city was at the turning point of the15th and 16th centuries of an exceptional urbanisation project. You will discover it with our Orléans city of the Renaissance guided tour.

    SOON AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH

     

    Orléans City of Renaissance Guided Tour

     

    Our Other Private Guided Tours in Orléans

    Orléans owns one of the most important museums of fine arts outside of Paris. We then propose apart from our Orléans guided tours some guided tours of the Orléans Museum of Fine Arts with :

    • Guided tours of the Museum in three duration: 1, 1.5, and 2 hours.
    • Specialized guided tours by periods or thematics.

    The guided tours of the Orléans Museum of Fine Arts are for the moment only accessible in private VIP tour and large group tour.

    Visit of Orléans… and what else after? What to see around?

    After your visit of Orléans, you will see that there are a lot of discovery possibilities around the city.

    Bisgest France national forest, Sologne’s pounds, Orléans AOC vigneyard, Bike route along the Loire River, historical places, etc.

    And for sure Loire Valley castles. The choice is large.

    Orléans visit: Orléans surroundings, Sully-sur-Loire Castle a medieval fortress where Joan of Arc stayed twice. Credit Christian B. Pixabay.

    The Loire Valley in the east of Orléans is an interesting spot, clearly less crowded that 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.

    FAQ – Orléans Guided Tours

    How to pay the tours?

    Generally the private tours have to be paid on-line meanwhile public tours are to be paid just before the beginning in cash.

    How are managed the one-line payments? Is it safe?

    We use Stripe for on line payments, an internationally recognized service provider.

    What to take for an Orléans guided tour?

    The first thing is to wear good shoes as we walk quite a lot during the visits of Orléans. It is also obviously always a good idea to bring a bottle of water. And last, for sure you have to wear the adequate equipment to protect you from the sun, the rain or the cold depending on the weather conditions.

    What’s happened in case of bad weather?

    Our Orléans guided tours starts on schedule rain or shine!

    Is it possible to have custom-made Orléans guided tour?

    Yes, please see our custom-made tour page.

    May we request for a guide in Orléans for a day or half a day?

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

    Are your Orléans guided tours done by a licensed guide?

    Yes our guide is a qualified official licensed guide, he holds the Guide-Conférencier card (highest level France guiding certification).

    Is your guide in Orléans qualified?

    Our guide in Orléans owns a Master II Diploma. moreover he regularly takes part in the Orleans Museum of Fine Arts and the Orléans Museum of History and Archeology guided tour program. He also holds the VPAH agreement for the Centre-Loire Valley Region.

    Do you add some extra charges (administration, etc.) to the guided tour price?

    No, we convey the real price of our Orléans guided tours. We do not hide some costs to add them at the last moment. If an extra cost exists (Museum ticket for example, etc.), we clearly signal it from the beginning.

    Do you use tablets for Orléans guided tours?

    We prefer to use papers covered with plastic (generally in A3 large size format). Paper does not break down, do not shine in the sun and works when it is raining. We are quality oriented, we do not show information on our smartphone screen.

    Is there guided tours of Orléans in French? In Spanish?

    Yes, we do guided tour of Orléans and its museums in English but also in French and Spanish.

    Do you offer Orléans guided tours in other languages?

    No, not for the moment.

    Do you work with large groups?

    Yes, see our specific page: Large group tours.

    Do you do guided tours around Orléans?

    Yes. Nevertheless we do not have license for transportation. So two possibilities: you have your own vehicle (car, bus, etc.) and our guide will come with you or our guide will meet you directly to the tour place. You can express your need in 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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    Orléans guided Tours :  Pavillons d’Escures beginning of 17th century mansion ; view from Hôtel Groslot gardens © Broaden-horizons.fr
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    Orléans guided tours: Hôtel Dupanloup former  Orléans bishop palace © Broaden-horizons.fr

    Our Services in Orléans

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    Contact

    contact.orl.en@broaden-horizons.fr

    Orléans Guided Tour Services

    Reach Orléans

    Located at a little more than one hundred kilometers in the south of Paris, Orléans is easily accessible by intercity & regional trains (approx. one hour) from Paris-Austerlitz train station.

    Visite guidée Orléans : Logo de la FNGIC Fédération Nationale des Guides Interprètes et Conférenciers, une garantie  de qualitée

    Your licensed guide in Orléans is holder of card n° CG 17-45-05, he is member of FNGIC which is a member of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations