The Loiret and the city of Orléans

Orleans, "city of Art and history".|The Château de Sully|The Château de Chamerolles|The Abbey of Saint-Benoît|The castle of Meung|Yèvre-le-Châtel is labeled "Most beautiful Village of France"|

Description
Themes : heritage, culture,

The Loiret Department is always associated with the history of Joan of Arc, especially in the impressive city of Orléans, "city of Art and history". Landscapes are varied ranging from the Val de Loire to Orléans, Montargis and the Sologne forests.


Accomodation
Hotel Escale Oceania Orléans, France (en)
Hôtel
Escale Oceania Orléans sits along the banks of the River Loire, close to the city centre....
Hôtel de l'Abeille, Orléans, France (en)
Hôtel
Located in a pedestrian area in the centre of Orleans, this hotel houses a fitness room, massage chairs, a garden and a solarium on the hotel's top floor....
Hôtel Saint Martin, Orléans, France (en)
Hôtel
Located in the centre of Orléans, this hotel is just 200 metres from the SNCF Train Station. Free Wi-Fi access is provided in the modern guest rooms....
The stages
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Orléans
Orleans, 'city of Art and history', has a past is steeped in history and an important heritage with including the majestic Gothic Cathedral Holy Cross, built by the XIlle in the 19th century and his heroine Joan of Arc.
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The Château de Chamerolles
Chamerolles Castle was built at the dawn of the Renaissance in the sixteenth century by Lancelot I st du Lac. It is designed in the traditional shape of a medieval fortress. A perfume Museum is located in the South Wing.
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Yèvre-le-Châtel
The small village of Yèvre-le-Châtel is labeled 'Most beautiful Village of France', its charm is its simplicity and authenticity. Its flower-filled lanes and its old houses of limestone have inspired painters and artists.
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The castle of La Bussière
Nicknamed 'the fishermen Castle', the castle of La Bussière is an elegant remains of 17th century placed on a 6-hectare pond in a park of 60 hectares. It hosts the international fishing Museum which houses a collection of works of art on the freshwater fishery.
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Gien
Installed in the Dean of the castles of the Loire, International Museum of this hunting magnificent collections dedicated to hunting and wildlife art. Famous for its tradition of blue faience, the town of Gien has also a Museum of la Faïencerie to discover.
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The Château de Sully
The Château de Sully, was built in the 14th century, was the residence of the Dukes of Sully. It is a genuine medieval fortress with towers, its Dungeon, its path and its moat still in water. Inside tables and tapestries as well as a beautiful structure dating from the 14th century.
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The Abbey of Saint-Benoît
The Abbey of Saint-Benoît was founded in 651 at the height of its history between the 9th and 11th centuries, a center of study and development of the arts to international fame. One the Church Of this prestigious Abbey is preserved but the monastic buildings having been destroyed during the French Revolution.
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The castle of Meung
The castle of Meung is one of the largest and oldest Châteaux de la Loire. Cradle of the Capetian dynasty, he was until the French Revolution the prestigious residence of the Bishops of Orléans. Nicknamed the 'Castle with two faces', because of its medieval and classical facades.
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