A unique place to be
Situated along the Loire River, Orléans was completely renovated in 2000 and the quality of life it has to offer is appreciated not just by its inhabitants but by the thousands of visitors who flock here every year.
Orléans, the cradle of horticulture: a garden city
Orléans and its gardens
Just one hour from Paris, Orléans Métropole is the promise of a green and pleasant break from it all in a variety of ways; there are the city's gardens, the flower parks, the banks of the Loire listed in Natura 2000, horticultural areas and forests.
A pioneer in urban biodiversity, Orléans Métropole has chosen to ensure that there are a large number of trees. Also renowned for its flowers and numerous gardens, in September every year Orléans organises an International Rose Competition in the Jardin des Plantes (botanical gardens).
The superbly renovated greenhouse in the Jardin des Plantes, has been hosting business events since the beginning of 2017. This exceptional setting, combining fine architecture and nature, is ideal for gala dinners, conferences or product launches for example.
Orléans, City of Art and History
The Loire Valley has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2000, recognising the importance of this legendary river.
Strolling along the cobbled Orléans streets, up Rue Royale to Orléans Cathedral which welcomed Joan of Arc in 1429 and through the Place du Martroi is like walking back through history.
Thanks to a network of "Témoins", the interactive posts dotted around the old town, you can visit the town at your own pace
The recent renovation of the city centre, including the addition of elegant lighting, makes a walk as pleasant by night as it is by day.
For more information, please don't hesitate to contact the Orléans Métropole Convention Bureau.