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Orléans / Meung-sur-Loire La Scandibérique

Along the water
22,12 Km
1 h 28 min
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Orléans
Meung-sur-Loire
A main gateway to the Loire Valley, Orléans is a city where the Loire and French history meet dramatically. The town is welcoming, its centre geared to pedestrians who can enjoy a slow pace and a peaceful atmosphere exploring the historic quarters and Ste-Croix Cathedral. After a good wander, time to get on your bike again, starting by enjoying discovering the lovely confluence of Loiret and Loire Rivers. Next, the route takes you in part along a stretch of Loire levée, allowing you to look across the wide agricultural and market-gardening lands up to Meung-sur-Loire. In this historic town, the Château de Meung-sur-Loire’s dungeons once housed disruptive medieval poet François Villon!
39 m 33 m

Waytypes of the stage

By road: 17,21 km Cycle path: 4,91 km

The route

Take care crossing the bridge at Meung-sur-Loire, on the D18 road.

Surfacing smooth: the asphalt is in good condition along the Loire levée.

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To Orléans town centre and train station 

Trains

  • Orléans train station, with good daily services to and from Paris to the northeast and to and from Blois and Tours to the southwest
  • Meung-sur-Loire train station

Don’t miss

  • Orléans: designated a Ville d’Art & d’Histoire for its rich historical legacy; Cathédrale Sainte-Croix; Maison de Jeanne d’Arc (on Joan of Arc); Hôtel Groslot (an historic house turned town hall); the restored Loire-side quays
  • Pointe de Courpain: at the confluence of Loiret and Loire Rivers
  • Cléry-St-André: Notre-Dame de Cléry Basilica
  • Orléanais vineyards (the wines awarded AOC status)
  • Meung-sur-Loire: the château; Saint-Liphard collegiate church; the Jardin de Roquelin (a garden open to the public)

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