Balade en vélo entre Orléans et Combleux ©Ludovic Letot Balade en vélo entre Orléans et Combleux ©Ludovic Letot
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Visits and outings in May in Orleans

What to see and do in Orléans in May? Where to go out and what to do? Here’s a small selection of activities to put in your diary for your weekends in May in the city of Orleans.

A brilliant month of May in Orleans

Our suggestions for visits and outings for a festive month

In May, the bridges are multiplying like the beautiful sunny days, ideal for discovering all that our beautiful city of Orléans has to offer. Here are our favourite visits and outings for this festive month of May in Orléans: between boat or bike trips, nature walks, festivities and culture, the city is bursting with activities to savour!

Balade en bateau traditionnel sur la Loire avec CabochéR ©Lezbroz

Come on board the BLOB from Orleans

Sailing on the Loire

The great return of traditional boat trips on the Loire, departing from Orléans, is finally here!

Get ready to board the BLOB for a captivating adventure along this majestic river! Simply let yourself be carried along by the waves and set off to discover the wonders of the cultural heritage and natural treasures that the Loire so generously reserves for you.

Bike Day at Place du Martroi

Saturday 25th May 2024

Echoing the national ” Mai à vélo” event, cycling and active mobility will be given pride of place in the Place du Martroi on Saturday 25th May 2024.

From 10am to 7pm, saddle up for a great day out dedicated to cycling.

On the programme: fun and manoeuvrability areas (how to ride a bike, scooter and BMX areas), bike and electric scooter rides, musical demonstrations, events organised by the Tourist Office (presentation of leisure cycling itineraries in the city and the region, promotion of cycle tourism), information and service stands, an environmental stand, a safety and road safety centre.

Balade en vélo à Orléans ©Ludovic Letot
Balade en vélo insolite avec le Vélotour 2024 à Orléans

Explore Orleans differently with the Vélotour

Sunday 26th May 2024

A unique concept in France, the Vélotour event returns on Sunday 26th May for an unusual ride.

Open to all ages, this event is a great way to discover the city in a different way, by visiting unusual places that are often closed to cyclists. All in a warm, family-friendly atmosphere!

This year’s programme includes an original route that takes you by bike through the Orléans centre fire station, the TAO tramway centre and the L’O. aquatic centre.

Discover our green spaces in and around Orleans

Parc Floral of La Source

Discover the gardens, butterfly hothouse, pink flamingos and exotic birds at the Parc Floral de la Source. Enjoy a rosalie ride, a game of mini-golf and children’s play areas. It’s a magical place to create family memories for a day.

Les Jardins de Roquelin

Discover the Jardins de Roquelin in Meung-sur-Loire, a haven of peace with 450 varieties of old roses and other plants. It’s the perfect place for a quiet getaway, to recharge your batteries, take some superb photos and reconnect with nature.

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères

Immerse yourself in a unique sensory experience during a sensory visit to theArboretum des Grandes Bruyères. Here, nature fully awakens your 5 senses: between gentleness and beauty, peppery or sweet notes, let yourself be bewitched by its enchanting charms.

Jardins de Roquelin à Meung sur Loire
Visite guidée et promenade des moulins d'Olivet ©Ludovic Letot

Discover Orleans on guided tours

All in the saddle

Explore the paths of the Loire by bike with nature guide Angélique. From the towpath at Orléans to the village of Combleux, discover the fauna, flora and exceptional views of the wild river.

The mills of Olivet

Step back in time and let yourself be transported by the authentic witnesses of a flourishing economic activity in Orléans: the charming mills promise you an unforgettable visit.

Gourmet escapade

Orléans is bursting with gastronomic treasures that are often little-known. With Les Frangins, natives and lovers of the city, explore the sweet delights and local specialities on a gourmet tour!

Travel around Orleans on the little train

The tour that takes you back in time

Let us guide you through the old town of Orléans and its timber-framed houses, the banks of the Loire and its traditional boats. Visit the Campo Santo, Hôtel Groslot, Place du Martroi, Maison de Jeanne d’Arc, rue Royale, Les Halles and many other must-sees.

Bookings at the tourist office

Petit train touristique dans le centre-ville d'Orléans ©Ludovic Letot
Musée des Beaux Arts d'Orléans ©Lezbroz

An evening of discovery during Museum Night in Orleans

Night excursion

Don’t miss the 20th Museum Night on Saturday 18th May in the museums of Orléans. Discover the riches of the city’s museums in a fun or unusual way.

A whole host of events are planned for the occasion, including torchlight tours, musical tours, performances and more.

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