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Welcome to Orléans

Orléans

At one time the second most important city in France after Paris, Orléans is today a modest and attractive city well worth a day visit to explore its cobbled streets. Chief attractions are the magnificent neo-Gothic Orléans Cathedral, the House of Joan of Arc, and the ornately decorated Hotel de Ville. Orléans' long history stretches to a time before the Romans but its most famous event was Joan of Arc's deliverance of the city from the English in 1429. The occasion is commemorated most fervently with Joan of Arc Day celebrated each year on the 8th of May, when Orléans makes merry with lively street parades in medieval style.


Information & Facts

Language
French is the official language.
Money

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in France. Currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some large hotels, though you will get a better exchange rate at the ATMs. Major credit cards are widely accepted, as are travellers cheques, particularly in major tourist destinations. Foreign currency is not accepted.

Time
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).
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