Attractions to explore nearby Parc Floral de la Source
A magnificent 35-hectare landscaped garden divided into wonderful themed areas: a dahlia garden, a beautiful vegetable garden, an iris garden, a rose garden, and also there are a large aviary and an exotic butterfly house. One of the nice natural area which has been awarded the status of Jardin remarquable by the French Ministry of Culture and the national council of parks and gardens.
The Sainte-Croix d'Orléans cathedral is a Gothic-style cathedral built from the 13th to the 19th century. This majestic Gothic structure is listed as a historical monument in 1862. The cathedral is probably most famous for its association with Joan of Arc. One of the main pilgrimage site in this area which is historically important too.
The Joan of Arc's birthplace is a house of the xv th century in medieval style, situated in Domremy-la-Pucelle in the Vosges in Lorraine. In this family home of the Arc, the family was born Joan of Arc around 1412; she spent her childhood there and heard the voices and contemplated her first appearances. The house has been listed as a historic monument since 1840 1 and has been awarded the Maisons des Illustres label.
The Martroi square is the main square of the city of Orleans, where stands the equestrian statue of Joan of Arc carried out in 1855 by Denis Foyatier and replaces that of 1804 carried out by Gois. The bas-reliefs adorning the pedestal of the statue are by the sculptor Vital Dubray. The first tram of Orleans cross the square at the end of xix th century.
A beautiful contemporary art museum which was located in the Centre-Val de Loire region in France. Its collection includes come 13,000 works, 700 architectural models, and more than 12,000 drawings. It also features contemporary Japanese architects and illustrates the impact of digital technologies on architecture. One of the nice location where you can study modern and ancient architecture.
The Orleans Canal is a former waterway located in the French department of Loiret . With a length of 78.65 km , this canal connects the Loire to the Loing canal and to the Briare canal . It thus ensures continuity by waterway between Orleans and Paris to the north and Briare and the canals of the Center to the south.