Note the slightly tricky little stretch of cobbled track on Jargeau’s quays. At L’Ile Charlemagne, lovely greenways take you through the outdoor sports and recreation centre. At Orléans, there’s a cycle lane that crosses Thinat Bridge and lovely new cycle tracks beside the Loire. The link to and from Orléans train station is well signposted.
Railway Station - SNCF
Orléans train station: many trains serve the Loire Valley from here, and many go to and from Paris. Note that Interloire summer services have a dedicated bicycle carriage.
Sandillon: a pretty historic village, plus the nature reserve of l’île aux Oiseaux
Orléans: for its remarkably restored historic centre, served by new tramway; Place du Martroi square, with its statue of Joan of Arc (famed liberator of the city from an English siege in 1429); Ste-Croix Cathedral; streets lined with timberframe houses, like very lively Rue de Bourgogne; high-quality museums, plus the historic Hôtel Groslot wedding hall; the outdoor sports and recreation centre on Charlemagne Island. All the facilities and shops of a big city.
- Orléans : every days : halles du Châtelet, Thursday afternoon Place Dunois, Saturday morning quai du Roy
Tourist Information Centre
- Jargeau : +33(0)2 38 59 83 42
- Olivet : +33(0)2 38 36 49 68
- Orléans : +33(0)2 38 24 05 05