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What to do in Orleans during the spring holidays?

No ideas on what to do in Orleans during the spring holidays? Don’t worry, we’ve got exactly what you need! We’ve put together a guide with the best ideas for activities and getaways to make the most of your stay in Orleans this spring.

Escape from routine with our ideas for the spring holidays

Pack your bags, the holidays are coming to Orleans!

The spring holidays are finally here, and it’s time to get out of your winter cocoon! Let us guide you through a selection of activities to discover during this sunny period. Whether you’re keen to get out and about in the fresh air, make cultural discoveries or just relax with the family, we’ve put together the best ideas for you.

Parc Floral d'Orléans la Source ©Lezbroz

A floral and artistic weekend not to be missed

Salon des Arts du Jardin at the Parc Floral

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April at the Parc Floral de La Source to discover almost 100 exhibitors from all over France. Nursery gardeners, landscape gardeners, furniture designers, artists… invite you to this not-to-be-missed event for gardening and art lovers.

A walk in the heart of nature

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères at Ingrannes

After its winter break, the Arboretum welcomes you back for an immersive experience at the heart of fascinating plant diversity. Let yourself be transported into an enchanting world where trees, flowers and paths blend harmoniously, inviting you on a walk full of surprises and discoveries.

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères à Ingrannes ©Lezbroz
"Jouer avec le Feu" de Johan Creten à Orléans ©Musées d'Orléans

Orleans turns into an open-air gallery

« Jouer avec le Feu » by Johan Creten

Discover the artistic world of Johan Creten through the “Jouer avec le Feu” exhibition. Explore the streets of Orleans, where 11 monumental sculptures by this internationally renowned artist captivate the eye.

Enhance your experience by joining one of the guided tours, or head to the Musée des Beaux-Arts to discover 20 other sculptures by the artist.

Explore the charms of the Loire along the river

on a traditional boat

Sail the majestic Loire when you visit Orleans with CabochéR, Escapades Ligériennes or Passeurs de Loire. Let the tranquility of the waters enchant you as you glide along the banks, offering breathtaking views of the landscapes that line the river.

Cabocher ©Lezbroz
Dragons du Château de Meung-sur-Loire ©Lezbroz

Discovering the castles of the Loiret

Meung-sur-Loire Castle

Don’t miss the not-to-be-missed “At the heart of chivalry” event at Meung-sur-Loire castle, where children can become real dragon-slaying knights, under the watchful eye of a master-at-arms until they are knighted, from 13 April to 5 May.

Beaugency Castle

From 30 March to 12 May, go in search of the eggs hidden in Beaugency castle and decipher the Easter puzzle. Delicious chocolates will be offered to anyone who solves the puzzle!

La Ferté Saint-Aubin Castle

From 20 April to 5 May, come and discover the history of the La Ferté Saint-Aubin castle and its enchanting grounds, nestling in the heart of the Sologne.

Orleans on guided tours

Wild edible plants

Accompanied by Angélique, nature guide, discover the riches of the banks of the Loire with a presentation of edible wild plants. Along the way, you’ll be able to take in the views of the Duits landscape. The walk ends with a snack prepared by the guide!

Gourmet getaway

Let Les Frangins take you on a gourmet escapade, where you’ll savour local sweets and specialities, with gourmet breaks to boot!

Orleans from top to bottom

Take a breathtaking view of Orléans and the surrounding area before descending into the bowels of the city to discover a Romanesque crypt on the Orleans from Top to Bottom guided tour.

Hauteurs de la cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans avec la visite guidée Orléans de haut en bas ©Ludovic Letot
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