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As part of the “Festival de Loire” that will take place from the 18th to the 22nd of September, follow your guide who will retrace the history of river going vessels in Orleans. September: Wednesday 18 and Friday 20. Meeting Point: 10.30 am outside the Tourist Information Office. Length of visit: 1½ hours. Price: €7. Visit limited to 25 people. Visit: in French only.
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Team up with Inspector Salerno and hunt for clues and symbols around the city. Learn, interpret and, most importantly, discover how this multi-faceted city was built through the ages. July: Monday 22 / Tuesday 2, 16 and 30. August: Monday 5 and 19 / Tuesday 13 and 27. Meeting point: 3.30 pm outside Orleans Tourist Information Office. Length of visit: 1½ hours Price: €7 Limited to 25 people. From age 12. Visit: in French only.
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See the city from top to bottom! Climb all 252 steps up to the top of the Cathedral to find the best panoramic views of the city. Simply breathtaking! Then venture down into the ‘bowels’ of the city to visit the crypt of St. Avit, a Romanesque vault which lay hidden until the 19th century. July and August: Monday to Saturday (except 15 August). September: Saturday 7 and 14.   Meeting point: 10.30 am outside the Tourist Information Office. Length of visit: 2 hours Price: €7 Visit limited to 18 people. For safety reasons, children under 12, pregnant women and any person carrying a large bag (backpack, large handbag or suitcase) are not permitted to take part. The visit can be cancelled without notice in the event of bad weather. Access to some high-up areas may be closed due to construction. Visit: in French only.
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Enjoy a unique tour from Orleans to the Chateau de Chambord on Friday 30th August. Make the most of your trip with a guided tour of Orleans and Chambord during this royal getaway!   9:15am: Meeting point at Orleans Tourist Office. 9:30-10:30am: Guided tour of Orleans. 10 30-11:15am: Trip to Chambord and onboard "activities". 11:15am: Arrival at Chambord and visit of the gardens. 1pm: Free Lunch. 1:45pm: Rallying point. 2-4pm: Guided tour of the Chateau 4-4:45pm: Return trip to Orleans, "activities" and quiz on board (awards for the winners).   Visit available in French, English and Spanish.   Included: guide + round trip + access to the gardens and castle (ticket -18 years to withdraw on site) - lunch not included. Bag control at the entrance of the Château de Chambord. A minimum number of 25 people is required for this tour to go ahead. Prices : Friday 30th August : Full: €41. Reduced (under 18 years): €32. Orleans CityPass: 10% discount on the full price.
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Dive into the surprising and colourful world of street art as you follow the trail of graffiti artists, from the Cathedral to Rue des Carmes passing by the old vinegar factory. July: Saturday 20. August: Saturday 31. Meeting point: 3.30 pm outside Orleans Tourist Information Office. Length of visit: 1½ hours. Price: €7 Limited to 25 people. Visit: in French only.
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A walking tour to the rhythm of sea shanties makes for an enchanting way to discover the historic sites of Orleans on the banks of the Loire. The tour is led by a guide from the ‘Art and History Town’ department and the ‘Copains d'Sabord’ association.   Meeting point: 6.30 pm at Place de la Tour Blanche (on Rue de la Tour Neuve).   Dates: Friday 26 July, 2 and 23 August at 6.30 pm Length of visit: 2 hours   Prices: - Full price: €6.50 - Concession price: €4.50 (for the over 65s, people with disabilities (document proof required) and job seekers (document proof required dated within six months). - Free: for under 18s (children from age 3), students (student ID required) and PASSé-simple card holders. Visit: in French only.
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In celebration of the 500-year anniversary of the Renaissance, this tour will let you admire the extravagant décor of the most distinguished buildings in Orleans. Also learn about how they have been altered over the years, reflecting the city’s opulent wealth and great trade since the 16th century.   July: Sunday 28. August: Sunday 4, 11 and 18.   Meeting point: 3.30 pm outside Orleans Tourist Information Office. Length of visit: approx. 1½ hours.   Price: €7   Limited to 25 people. A minimum number of 6 people is required for this tour to go ahead. Visit: in French only.
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Orleans’ underground treasures are ready to reveal all their secrets to you! Visit the crypts of St. Aignan and St. Avit, two Romanesque-style vaults built in the 11th century, and learn about their history. July: every Thursday, Sunday 21. August: Wednesday 7, 21 and 28 - Thursday 1 - Friday 30 - Saturday 3, 10 and 17 and Sunday 25. September: Friday 6 and 27, Saturday 14. Meeting point: 3.30 pm outside Orleans Tourist Information Office. Length of visit: approx. 2 hours. Price: €7 Visit limited to 19 people. A minimum number of 6 people is required for this tour to go ahead. The visit to Porte Bannier is dependent on official events on Place du Martroi. Visit: in French only.
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At night Orleans lights up, creating a magical atmosphere. Discover the architectural details on the facades of buildings in the old town and Orleans’ key monuments. Take a walk through a nocturnal landscape, designed to highlight the beauty of the city. July: Friday 12, 9:45pm. August: Friday 9, 9:30pm. September: Friday 13, 9:15pm. Meeting point: 10 minutes before departure, outside the Tourist Information Office. Lenght of visit: 1½ hour Price: €8,50. Visit limited to 25 people. A minimum number of 6 people is required for this tour to go ahead. Visit: in French only.
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On the theme of the Loire and the heritage of Orleans, discover the installation of ephemeral gardens which will give you a new perspective of the city center of Orleans and its rich historical heritage. September: Saturday 14, Wednesday 18, Friday 27. October: Friday 11, Saturday 19. Meeting point: 3pm at the Orleans Tourist Office. Length of visit: approx. 1hour15. Free visit. Limited to 25 people. The visit can be cancelled without notice in the event of bad weather. Visit: in French only.
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Aboard a traditional flat-bottomed vessel (a sablière), take a cruise along the Loire to explore its natural and cultural heritage.   July and August: every day from 2 pm to 6.30 pm (every 30 minutes) Last departure at 6.30 pm.   Meeting point: Quai du Châtelet.   Full price: € 6.50 Child price (up to 12 years): €4.50   Visit limited to 12 people. Subject to weather conditions. Visit: in French only.
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Brother Guillaume is back! Against a musical backdrop, make your way down into the ‘bowels’ of Orleans with your guide Brother Guillaume. Dressed for the occasion, the friendly friar will lead you on the latest version of this candle-lit tour to uncover the mysteries of St. Aignan’s crypt. July and August: every Friday and Saturday. September: Friday 6, 13 and 27 / Saturday 7, 14 et 28. Meeting point: 9 pm at Rue Neuve Saint-Aignan. Length of visit: approx. 1 hour. Price: €8 Visit limited to 19 people. From age 8. A minimum number of 6 people is required for this tour to go ahead. Visit: in French only.
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As part of the XXIV International Festival "Au Son des Orgues" at the Sainte-Croix Cathedral in Orleans from July 7 to August 25, a guided tour of the great organ is held at 3pm before each concert.   August: Sunday 11, 18 and 25.   Meeting point : under the great organ of the Sainte-Croix Cathedral. Length of visit : 1h15 Price: € 5 Visit limited to 15 people. Visit: in French only.
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Visit all the must-see sights of Orleans! This walking tour will take you around the newly renovated old town. Discover Hôtel Groslot, a Renaissance masterpiece, and Sainte-Croix Cathedral, the scenes of significant events in the history of Orleans.   July: every Wednesday / Friday 19 / Saturdays 13 and 27. August: Thursdays 22 and 29 / Fridays 9 and 16 / Saturday 24.   Meeting point: 3.30 pm outside Orleans Tourist Information Office. Length of visit: approx. 1½ hours.   Price: €7   Visit limited to 25 people. A minimum number of 6 people is required for this tour to go ahead. Visit: in French only.
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Explore Orleans canal on board a Chinese boat, a gift from Yangzhou, one of Orleans’ twin towns.    July: Saturday 20, and 27 / Sunday 7, 21 and 28. August: Saturday 3, 10, 17 and 24 / Sunday 4, 11, 18 and 25. Length of visit: approx. 1 hour.   Saturday departure time: 10 am Sunday departure times: 2 pm and 4 pm.   Full price: €5 Child price: (up to age 10): €2.50   Meeting point: La Capitainerie - Quai du Fort Alleaume.   Visit limited to 10 people. Subject to weather conditions. Visit: in French only.
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Discover Orleans differently with our new audioguides! From Sainte-Croix Cathedral to the quays of the Loire and the Quartier de Bourgogne, rediscover the city at your own pace! Several slots are available to enjoy your audioguided tour: 10:00am - 1:00pm / 11:00am – 2:00pm / 2:00pm - 5:00pm / 3:00pm - 6:00pm Rental of the audioguide : limited to 3 hours.     Withdrawal at the reception of the Orleans Tourist Office. Lenght of the visit: approx. 2:30. Price: € 7/audioguide.   Available in 5 languages: French, English, German, Spanish, Chinese. Reservation limited to 5 audioguides. Orleans CityPass : 10% discount on the full price. An ID will be required as a deposit.
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Search the quays and streets of Orleans on a treasure hunt that will show you just how important a role the Loire played in the city’s history. The tour, led by a guide from the ‘Art and History Town’ department, is aimed at children ages 6-12. Participating children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.   Meeting point: La Capitainerie - Quai du Fort Alleaume.   August: Wednesdays 14, 21 and 28 at 10.30 am.   Length of visit: 1½ hours.   Free. Visit: in French only.
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Along the banks of the Loiret, this walk takes you on a tour of Olivet’s watermills, the last remaining testaments to traditional livelihoods on the river that have since been converted into houses. August: Wednesday 28. September: Wednesdays 11 & 25. Meeting point: 3 pm at Reine Blanche car park in Olivet. Length of visit: approx. 2 hours. Price: €7 A minimum number of 6 people is required for this tour to go ahead. Limited to 25 people. The visit can be cancelled without notice in the event of bad weather. Visit: in French only.
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