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Orleans, learn Joan of Arc history along the Loire river

When in central France, it is hard not to be stunned by the beauty and class of Orléans across the river Loire.This city is deeply linked to the river. Indeed, Orléans used to be very rich during the Middle Ages, thanks to its bridges.

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No wonder that when defending Paris against the English troops, during the Hundred Years’ War, the famous Joan of Arc had to fight in Orléans.

Some other historical celebrities like John Calvin and later Molière also used to learn at the university of Orléans. Do not miss the visit of the Sainte-Croix cathedral, as well as the nice amount of museums. Among them, you will find the Joan of Arc museum of course. But Orléans is also pleasant for its many parks as well as its fine gastronomy.

Please yourself with fine wine, mustard and cotignac ( a subtle quinces jelly known since the Middle Ages).

Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Orleans can be found.

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Customer reviews

  • Quick trip. | . | 2015/09/05
    "We took the train so that we didn't have to drive out of Paris. Very comfortable and hassle free. We then hired our car from Orleans and did the reverse going back to Paris. Not expensive and we had pre booked class one. "

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    Convenient Rail | Peter s. | 2015/05/15
    "This was a quick convenient way to get from Orleans to Amboise. "

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    Enjoyable journey to Orleans | Gary r. | 2013/10/23
    "We had a truly seamless experience on our travel to Orleans from Paris Austerlitz to Orleans recently. The train was on time and we found our seats easily. The room for our luggage was satisfactory. The ride was very comfortable and the service and staff very friendly and efficient. We arrived on time and enjoyed our trip south from Paris. We would happily repeat the experience. The booking system with Rail Europe worked perfectly. "

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    Paris-Orleans | Daniel r. | 2013/10/18
    "It was perfect. Train station was easily accessed and the journey wa effortless. Everything went according to schedule. "