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?
Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice 2020, 2022 & 2023
Created by our guide
Postgraduate Certified French National Guide
MPhil, BA Magna Cum Laude – VAH Loire Valley Certification
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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!
Our Orléans Private Tours in a Nutshell
Singles, couples, families or little groups of friends.
Yes, the tours are for you and your party only!
What Tour Type?
History, history of arts & architecture.
- 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.
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
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.
- Choose a tour date & time
- Receive an availability confirmation email
- Pay by credit card
- 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.
If you want a tour in the next 24 hours, it is too late to book online, but you can always try your luck contacting us by e-mail or phone.
Other kinds of Orléans Guided Tours we do
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.
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.
Orléans Walking Tour (3 h)
Private tour from 99 € for 2
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).
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!
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.
2. History & Architecture Orléans Guided Tours
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.
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.
Orléans & the Renaissance
[Soon available in English]
3. Guided Tours of 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.
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.
Visit of Orléans… What Else After? What to See Around?
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 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.
Orléans Guided Tours Reviews
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.
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!!
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.»
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.”
FAQ – Orléans Guided Tours
How to Pay the Tours?
Online, at booking time.
How are Managed the One-Line Payments? Is It Safe?
We use Stripe for online 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 tours. It is also always a good idea to bring a water bottle. And last, you must wear 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 start 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 a Guide in Orléans for a Day or Half a Day?
Yes, see also our custom-made tour page for that.
Does a Licensed Guide Lead Your Orléans Guided Tours?
Our guide is a qualified official licensed guide; he holds the Guide-Conférencier card (highest level France guiding certification).
Do You Add Some Extra Charges (administration, etc.) to the Guided Tour Price?
No, we convey the actual 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, etc.), we initially signal it.
Do you use Tablets for Orléans Guided Tours?
We prefer to use papers covered with plastic (generally in A3 large size format). The paper does not break down and does not shine in the sun. We are quality-oriented; we do not show information on our smartphone screen.
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.