In this medieval city of Pays de la Loire, many historic monuments are worth a visit: the 11th-century Orléans Cathedral , Hotel Groslot, a Renaissance-era residence now transformed into town hall, Place du Châtelet, which blends Renaissance architecture with the contemporary style. After this historic tour during which you’ll certainly have scouted the evening’s restaurant, enjoy the banks of the Loire to relax or go for a hike or bike ride along one of the many maintained paths. You can depart directly from your Kyriad hotel in Orléans, near the river’s edge.
Enjoy a longer stay at a Kyriad accommodation in Orléans to discover, just a few kilometers from the city, the famous châteaus of Loire. Among the most remarkable and impressive are Chambord, home of Francis I; Chenonceau, the Château des Dames, which spans the river Cher; and Azay-le-Rideau, resting on its isle in the Indre. Fans of art and culture will adore the many museums in Orleans, including the Museum of History and Archeology of Orleans, the Campanaire Museum, and the Charles Péguy Center, dedicated to the writer native to the city. Don’t forget to stop at the city’s numerous restaurants devoted to local specialties.
When coming with the whole family to the Kyriad hotel in Orléans, be sure to bring your kids to Charlemagne Island on the banks of the Loire. You'll find activities for the whole family: games for kids, water activities, swimming, a restaurant...you can also learn ancients forms of navigation, practiced aboard “futreaux” or “gabarres”, traditional barges of the Loire River. For the little ones who are captivated by stories of knights and princesses, don't miss the Loire Valley Mini Chateaux Park in Amboise, where they’ll see the region’s most splendid castles in miniature while dressed up in costumes of the era!