Near the hotel | Hotel Marguerite ** | Orléans
A lively neighbourhood
The Hotel Marguerite is located 5 minutes walk from the old town and its pedestrian streets. Between the quays of the Loire and the rue Joan of Arc, immerse yourself in this lively and recently renovated district. You will find many shops and a wide range of restaurants and bars, especially along the rue de Bourgogne
The Sainte Croix Cathedral
The Sainte-Croix Cathedral is located at the end of Joan of Arc street, 10 minutes walk from the Hotel Marguerite. This impressive Gothic-style building dominates the old town and is one of the 5 largest Gothic cathedrals in France. A place steeped in history, which saw Joan of Arc, Henry IV or Louis XIV pass through the city.
The Joan of Arc statue
The figure of Joan of Arc is irrevocably linked to Orléans. The statue of Joan of Arc is located less than 8 minutes from the Marguerite Hotel on the Place du Martroi. A stone’s throw away, you can continue with a visit to Joan of Arc’s house. This half-timbered house is a reconstruction of the residence of Jacques Boucher, general treasurer of the Duke of Orleans, with whom Joan of Arc stayed during the siege of Orleans.
The Place du Martroi
A few minutes walk from the Hotel Marguerite, the Place du Martroi is one of the most beautiful in Orléans. It is also a place steeped in history and a centre of economic and public life. It was thus successively a wheat market, the place where the guillotine was established and the scene of many public gatherings. In addition to the statue of Joan of Arc, there is the former Chancellery of Philippe Duc d’Orléans and a trapdoor that leads down to the former Gallo-Roman enclosure of Orléans.
The Châteaux of the Loire Valley
Orléans offers a strategic location for visiting the Châteaux of the Loire Valley. Chambord and its famous staircase (32km), Blois and its royal château (62km), Amboise where Leonardo da Vinci lived (104km) or Chenonceau, its architecture and gardens (115km): you have a wide range of choices to discover the treasures of the Renaissance !
Alternatively, you can also choose to visit the medieval castle of Beaugency 32km away.
Every year in September, Orléans hosts the Festival de Loire, the Europe’s largest river transport event, which welcomes more than 200 boats and 650,000 visitors. Five days to celebrate the Loire, its culture, its way of life. The festival is also an opportunity to host many activities throughout the city: workshops for children, shows, tastings of local specialities, concerts, fireworks…
Loire by bike
The Loire by bike is a 900 km long cycling route that links Nevers to the Ocean, in Saint-Brevin-les-Pins. Orléans is a prime stopover on this route. If you don’t have the time or the courage to visit everything, select a weekend between Orléans and Blois.
The Hotel Marguerite has a bicycle shelter.
50km from Paris
We often forget it, but Orléans is the largest French city closest to Paris!
In one hour, by car or train, you are in the capital.
How about enjoying your stay at Hotel Marguerite and visiting Parisian monuments and museums?