From Orléans train station, join the Loire-side cycle path before crossing the river via the Pont de l’Europe bridge. A tour of Orléans city centre is strongly recommended.
Railway Station - SNCF
Orléans train station: numerous train connections to and from Paris and along the Loire (Interloire trains have a special carriage taking bicycles in summer).
Orléans: a remarkable restored historic centre, served by new tramway; Place du Martroi square and its statue of Joan of Arc (famed liberator of the city from English besiegers in 1429); Ste-Croix Cathedral ; streets lined with timberframe houses, like lively Rue de Bourgogne; high-quality museums, plus the historic Hôtel Groslot wedding hall; outdoor sports and recreation centre on Charlemagne Island. All the facilities and shops of a big city.
St-Hilaire-St-Mesmin: 11th-century church, historic bridge over the Loiret River, plus the historic Carmel de Micy.
- Orléans : tous les jours : halles du Châtelet, jeudi après-midi Place Dunois, samedi matin quai du Roy
Tourist Information Centre
- Orléans : +33(0)2 38 24 05 05