Activities not to be missed in September
at Orleans Val de Loire
Make the most of the weekends in September to extend your summer holidays ! We can promise you a packed programme of outings and activities in Orleans and the surrounding area.
20 years of the Festival de Loire
from 20 to 24 September
We look forward to seeing you at the 20th anniversary of the Festival de Loire from 20 to 24 September, the biggest gathering of the river navy.
For the occasion, the quays of the Loire in Orléans will be transformed into the legendary port of yesteryear, with more than 700 bargemen and 200 boats, 500 artists and over a hundred exhibitors.
The Festival de Loire features a host of water-based events on the Loire and the Orleans Canal, as well as artistic and city-centre events.
This year, the spotlight will be on the Canadian river, the Saint-Laurent, and the sailors of the Basque Country, to help you discover this exceptional living heritage.
European Heritage Days
Discover the must-see sites in Orleans
The monuments of Orleans Metropole will be opening their doors to you on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September for the 40th European Heritage Days. This year, the theme of living heritage and sporting heritage will be in the spotlight !
Hire a bike and go for a ride
in Orleans and the surrounding area
Explore the many cycle routes in Orleans and the Loire Valley ! Take one of the many cycle paths or cycle along the Loire.
Take advantage of bike hire to explore Orleans and the surrounding area at your own pace, and benefit from a 50% discount with your CityPass.
Take part in a guided tour
Discover the wonders of Orleans Metropole
Let our guides take you on a tour of the old bargemen’s village of Combleux, the heights of the Cathedral and the underground passages of Orleans, or discover the monumental or decorative fountains of the city of John.
Hop Pop Hop Festival
Back-to-school music in Orleans
Hop Pop Hop looks forward to seeing you on 15 and 16 September.
The programme will feature a host of artists and groups from a wide range of current and trendy musical genres. Get ready for two days of partying, dancing and vibes.