A festive and enchanting programme
A Merry Christmas in Orleans
We’ve put together a selection of not-to-be-missed festive programmes for you in the city of Saint John: stroll through the Christmas market, marvel at the sparkling illuminations on the cathedral, take part in captivating tours, opt for a ride in a Christmas horse-drawn carriage, or experience the magic of Christmas at the castle !
The Christmas market
The magic of the festive season in Orleans
Until 30 December, immerse yourself in the magic of the festive season by visiting the Place du Martroi, the Place de la République and the Place de Loire, where the Orléans Christmas Market takes place.
You’ll be enchanted by a host of Christmas activities, the Ferris wheel, traditional chalets, magical illuminations on the cathedral, and Christmas specialities that invite you to celebrate these warm moments with your family !
The fairground rides
Celebrate the magic of winter
The much-loved rides will continue to spin and amaze young and old until 7 January.
Climb aboard the Ferris Wheel and let yourself be swept away to the heights, offering a spectacular view of the surrounding festivities. For a more traditional adventure, the Carrousel transports you into a magical world. The little ones will be delighted to discover the Wonder Tree. Don’t miss the sledging run for an adrenalin-fuelled descent. Finally, take a plunge into the starry sky with the Envol des Rennes, an unforgettable experience.
Come and extend the festive season and create magical memories with your loved ones!
Castles that light up your holidays
A majestic Christmas
Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of the festive season by exploring the majestic castles dotted around the Orléans region.
During the Christmas season, these buildings steeped in history put on their finest finery to offer visitors an enchanted experience. Stroll through decorated halls, illuminated by sparkling garlands and towering Christmas trees.
Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast or simply looking for a magical experience, the castle around Orleans promise to make your Christmas holidays an unforgettable adventure.
Christmas carriage ride
In Orleans city centre
Créez des souvenirs inoubliables en famille ou entre amis lors d’une promenade féerique en calèche à travers les rues historiques d’Orléans. Profitez du charme pittoresque de la ville illuminée pendant la saison des fêtes, le tout dans le confort chaleureux de la calèche spécialement décorée pour Noël.
Create unforgettable memories with family and friends on a magical horse-drawn carriage ride through the historic streets of Orléans. Enjoy the picturesque charm of the city lit up during the festive season, all in the warm comfort of the horse-drawn carriage specially decorated for Christmas.
Orleans has 2,000 years of history, an exceptional architectural heritage, a green city and a focus on the royal river: the Loire. So much to discover and visit.
A friendly bike ride over a hot drink
Fiesta Velo: The mobile guinguette
On 23 and 24 December, join us for a pleasant bike ride punctuated by convivial moments over a hot drink. Participants face each other around a bar and share an unusual, cooperative and sporting experience. A festive experience to share with family, friends or colleagues.
Les 23 et 24 décembre, rejoignez-nous pour une agréable balade à vélo ponctuée de moments conviviaux autour d’une boisson chaude. Les participants sont face à face autour d’un bar et partagent une expérience insolite, coopérative et sportive. Une expérience festive à partager en famille, entre amis ou avec vos collègues.
Orleans museums reveal their magic
During the Christmas holidays
Discover the magic of Orleans museums over the Christmas holidays, where art, history and creativity come together to create an unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in a world where the centuries come together in captivating exhibitions, offering a glimpse of the region’s cultural wealth.
Whether you’re an art lover, a history buff or simply looking for a cultural getaway, the museums of Orléans invite you to share some unique moments during the Christmas holidays. An enriching experience awaits you, with each visit revealing the hidden treasures of this city steeped in charm and savoir-faire.