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, a territory of plant excellence

Just one hour from Paris, Orléans Métropole is the promise of a green and pleasant break from it all in a variety of ways. True asset and essential component of the development of the territory, nature is at the heart of the Metropolis.

Orleans is a territory surrounded and shaped by 4 large natural spaces: the Loire, the Sologne,  the forest of Orleans, the largest national forest in France, and the Beauce, making plants its DNA.

Orleans Metropole has created an “Agreen Tech Valley” cam- pus for this purpose, with the aim of promoting and developing digital technology in this sector.

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).

Also among the must-see sites, La Source Floral Park, the first site visited in the department, offers a stroll to discover different types of themed 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.

Plants are a great creator of value.

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 contact the Orleans Metropole Convention Bureau.