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Orléans

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  • Day10

    Visit to Orléans

    October 18, 2017 in France

    Today we visited Orléans - a beautiful city with a great cathedral and a nice city centre. Everything is in the name of the local heroine, Joan of Arc.
    We had a coffee, read a little and then tried out our slack line in a park by the Loire river. We enjoyed it so much that we’re considering taking it along in our backpacks... :-)Read more

  • Day20

    Saint Laurent Louan to Orléans

    June 17, 2017 in France

    With only about 40km to go today to Orleans and our Airbnb booked we had a relaxed start this morning. We watched a replay of Orica Scott's Luca Mezgec winning stage 2 of the Tour of Slovenia over brekky in our room, then rode past the Saint-Laurent Nuclear Power Plant. We navigated on roads for about 11km, crossing the Loire at Beaugency to rejoin the official bike route. We had a fairly solid cross/headwind for most of the day. Settled in to our very pleasant Airbnb for two nights. Our self contained studio is off a garden courtyard hidden behind the street front buildings, and an easy walk to the centre of town.Read more

  • Day21

    Orléans Rest Day

    June 18, 2017 in France

    Housework done, we set out to explore Orléans. Our accommodation is superbly placed a few hundred metres from the Loire Á Velo and inside the ancienne ville.
    Wandering through the beautifully presented old town streets of Orléans, brought us to La Maison de Jeanne D'Arc, an excellent replica (the original was bombed in WW2) of Joan of Arc's half-timbered home in Place General De Gaulle. Nearby, in Place du Martroi is a cast bronze statue of the lady herself and only a short walk from there is the Cathedral Sainte-Croix. The gothic cathedral, flying buttresses, obligatoire gargoyles and all, has to be described as magnificent. It was originally built in the 13th century. Mass was underway when we visited, but clearly a very tolerant approach to tourists had been adopted. The dimensions and decorations make this a church worth a visit.
    Next, we toured Hotel Groslot, the sumptuous, renaissance private residence, where 17 year old King Francois 2nd died in 1560. Now it can be booked for weddings.
    Lunch in a small 'place' under a shady tree with a glass of rosé completed our Orléans sightseeing.
    When we got back to our Airbnb our key would not open the door to the courtyard. Fortunately the neighbors were just arriving home and noticed is having trouble. They said we weren't the first ones it had happened to. The man very kindly went through their apartment and climbed the high back wall to let us in.
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Orléans, Orleans

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