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

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

    You Visit Orléans?
    We propose 3 kinds of Orléans Guided Tours in English:Public, Private & Groups 
    One of the Biggest Loire Valley Guided Tour Offer with 10+ Tours Availlable

    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).
    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 schedule is shown here during high season.

    You Visit Orléans? We propose 3 kinds of Orléans Guided Tours in English: Public, Private & Groups. One of the Biggest Loire Valley Guided Tour Offer with 10+ Tours Availlable

     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).
    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 schedule is shown here during high season.

    More than 10 Orléans Guided Tours in 3 categories

    3 catégories of Orléans guided tours to Make the Most of Your Visit in Orléans!

    1. Discover Orléans Guided Tours (City Tours)

    2. History and Architecture Orléans Guided Tours

    3. Guided tour of Orléans Museum of Fine Arts

    3 catégories of Orléans guided tours to Make the Most of Your Visit in Orléans!

    1. Discover Orléans Guided Tours (City Tour)

    2. History and Architecture Orléans Guided Tours

    3. Guided Tours of Orléans Museum of Fine Arts

    1. Discover Orléans Guided Tours

    Orléans Walking Tour

    This tour is ideal for a first visit of Orleans, 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 and also evokes Joan Arc.

    Extended Orléans Walking Tour

    This long visite of Orléans is based on our one and a half hour Orléans Tour to which we add a northern city center extra route with some extra Renaissance neoclassical, eclectic and Art Nouveau buildings. Nevertheless we can also concentrate the tour extra time on Joan of Arc or on the cathedral.

    2. History & Architecture Orléans Guided Tours

    Orléans and Joan of Arc

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

    The Orléans Cathedral and Its District

    This Orléans guided tour mixes the cathedral and the canonical district which is a concentration of history and architecture, with Gallo-Roman vestiges, Middle Age houses, gothic structures, half-timbered houses; Renaissance, Classical, Neoclassical & Neogothic architecture.

    Orléans and the Renaissance

    An Orléans guided tour created in 2019 for the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. The Loire Valley is  famous for its Renaissance heritage. A big part of it is in Orléans as the city double its superficy at the end of the15th centurie due to an exceptional urbanisation project. [Soon available in English]

    Orléans City of Renaissance Guided Tour

    The River Loire Banks in Orléans

    This Orléans guided tour uses the Loire River Quayside as a guideline. The route allows first to discover the subjects linked to the Loire 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 Guided Tour the Loire River Banks and Quayside

    3. Guided Tours of Orléans Museum of Fine Arts

    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 and specialized guided tours by periods or thematics.

    Visit of Orléans… 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. 

    Biggest 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 starting by the most famous of them the Chambord Castle.

    The Loire Valley in the east of Orléans is also 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.

    Orléans visit: Orléans surrounding: Châteaux de Chambord – Credit Borian Mongel Unplash

    Our Guided Tours Around Orléans Loire Valley?

    The Sully-sur-Loire Castle

    The still watered moat of the castel give the place a great charm. Joan of Arc stayed twice in the medieval forteress. Meanwhile the Dukes later on extended the castle with new constructions.

    Our guided tour of the Sully-sur-Loire Castle showcase not only its history but also its oil paintings tapiseries and furnitures.

    Orléans Guided Tours Reviews

    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

    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

    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.

    Do You Propose 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.

    Campo Santo - visites guidées d'Orléans
    Orléans guided Tours :  Pavillons d’Escures beginning of 17th century mansion ; view from Hôtel Groslot gardens © Broaden-horizons.fr
    Campo Santo - visites guidées d'Orléans
    Orléans guided tours: Hôtel Dupanloup former  Orléans bishop palace © Broaden-horizons.fr

    Our Guided Tour Services in Orléans

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    Contact

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    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