Orléans Loire Valley
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Orléans Loire Valley
 Image of the Tripadvisor award Travellers’ Choice given to the better attractions on Tripadvisor.
Broaden Horizons
Orléans Loire Valley
 Image of the Tripadvisor award Travellers’ Choice given to the better attractions on Tripadvisor.
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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.

Our Orléans Private Tours in a Nutshell

For Whom?

Singles, couples, families or little groups of friends till 6 persons.

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 tour type, duration, and number of people attending it.

Prices for 1.5-hour private tours start at:

  • 49 €  for 1 or 2 people
  • 55 €  for 3 people
  • 61 € for 4 people
  • 67 € for 5 people
  • 73 € for 6 people

In Which Language?

English, Spanish, French

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.

Last Minute?

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

Public Tours

When they are organized agenda is shown here.

Why to Follow an Orléans Guided Tour with us?

Awarded Quality

Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice

Original Tours

Created by our guide

Postgraduate Certified French National Guide

MPhil, BA Magna Cum Laude – VAH Loire Valley Certification

Really Local Guide

Raised in Orléans

Sanitary rules COVID 19

Respect of the norms in force

Healthpass mandatory for museum & monuments

Guide vaccinated Covid 19

1. Discover Orléans Guided Tours

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 49 € for 2

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.

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Photo of pavillons Descures, four early 17th century mansions  very similar from the one of the Royal Square in Paris. Orléans, Loire Valley, France.

Orléans Walking Tour (3 h)

Private tour from 89 € for 2

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.

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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 59 € for 2

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.

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

Orléans Cathedral & District (1.5 h)

Private tour from 49 € for 2

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.

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

Orléans & the Renaissance

[Soon available in English]

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.

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

The River Loire Banks

[Soon available in English]

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.

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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 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.

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 Laurent de la Hyre "Allegory of Astronomy" to illustrate 1 our guided tour of the Orléans Fin Arts Museum

Orléans Fin Art Museum 1 hour

Private tour from 39 € for 2

A flash visit in one hour to have a quick understanding of one of richiest France museum of fine arts outside Paris

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Photo of an oil painting by Eugène Delacroix to illustrate the 2 hours guided tour of the Orléans Museum of Fine Arts

Orléans Fin Art Museum 2 hours

Private tour from 59 € 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 an oil painting by Gaugin to illustrate the thématics tours of the Orléans Museum of Fine Arts

Thématics Guided Tours of the Orléans Museum of Fine Arts

We can also propose on different thematics tours of the museum of fine arts, see the list of possible themes on next page

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

Visit Orléans : Château de Chambord – Credit Borian Mongel Unplash

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 vineyard, bike route along the Loire River, historical places, etc., and for sure Loire Valley castles. The choice is large starting with the most famous of them the 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 on 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 49 € 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

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

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).

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 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.