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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.

About France

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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Declaring bicycle when buying online ticket Hi there, When buying an online ticket for a train that I will be taking a bike onto, do I need to declare this somehow? I haven't seen an option to do so. The service is Intercites from Paris Austerlitz to Orleans. Also, will I be able to take (...)

Daniel N. | 2016/08/15 answered | 0 Comments
How can i go to chartres , blois , tours , bordeaux and biarritz from versailles or from pairs , then go back to (...) We are going to Versailles chartres and will be easy by train from paris to Blois Tours and Bordeaux and Biarriz instead from Versailles to those place

Ming j. | 2015/04/22 answered | 0 Comments
Is there a train from paris cdg to orleans I need to go to Orleans from Paris CDG.DO I FIRST GO TO PARIS Gare du Nord or Gare de l'est?

Pacita J. | 2014/10/02 answered | 0 Comments
I need to assistance to make proper route planning before i buy a global pass, just want to make sure i have right scheudle for (...) I need to assistance to make proper route planning before I buy a Global pass, just want to make sure I have right scheudle for all places, how it is possible My plan is as follows Zurich 14th evening to Paris, I have my hotel in area code (...)

Rajev S. | 2014/05/21 answered | 0 Comments
How do i get from amboise (france) to carcassonne (france)? I wish to travel by train from Amboise in the Loire (France) to Carcassonne (France) on the 14 of July 2014.

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Customer reviews

  • Value for money
    Paris to Orleans via train | William K c. | 2015/10/03
    "This was our first trip on the French Intercites train. Everything was announced only in French and since we do not speak French, was a little disconcerting. However, trains were clearly marked and we navigated the trip without incident. The first class seats were comfortable. "

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    Comfort and convenience | Sean o. | 2015/08/03
    "We recently booked a trip from Orleans to Paris Austerlitz online and were immediately impressed when our tickets arrived at our house in Kuala Lumpur with no problems, 3 months ahead of our journey!. We booked first class seats to end our European travels and were pleased that we did. The journey itself was really easy from start to finish - everything was well signposted at Orleans and also at Gare d'Austerlitz. The train was really comfortable and clean but our kids complained that the wifi was a bit slow! - we will definitely use RailEurope again. "

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    Very comfortable journey | Robin Guy j. | 2015/06/21
    "Good value for money, would definitely consider using it again! Excellent seats, no hassle, and on time! Excellent overall! "

  • Value for money
    Paris Austerlitz-Orleans | Madeline b. | 2013/10/31
    "Traveling by train from Paris to Bloise, with a quick change in Orleans, was very easy, efficient, economic, and positive. "

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    Booking via Rail Europe | Elna f. | 2013/10/06
    "The train travelled non-stop from Les Aubrais Orleans to Paris. Air conditioning was in good working condition, train was clean and everything ran smoothly. Best way to travel....less than an hour, no stress in traffic. Booking via Rail Europe is an absolute breeze! I've booked trains this way about 10 times now...never a glitch...will surely do so again in future...the system works well. Happy travels! "