Arriving -- One train arrives from Paris’s Gare d’Austerlitz every hour (1 hr., 10 min.;  tel. 36-35 at .40€/min.; 10€–25€ one-way); there are also a dozen connections from Tours (50–70 min.). The one-way fare from Tours to Orléans is about 21€. Orléans lies on the road between Paris and Tours. If you’re driving from Paris, take A10 south; from Tours, take A10 north.

Visitor Information -- The Office de Tourisme is at 23 pl. du Martroi (tel. 02-38-24-05-05).

Getting Around

On Foot -- Orléans’s city center is small and many streets are pedestrianized. For short stays, it’s easiest to explore the town on foot.

By Bicycle -- Détours de Loire, 58 rue de la Charpenterie (tel. 02-38-77-12-52), rents bikes starting at 15€ for a half-day and 18€ for a full day.

By Car -- All the sites in the city can be explored on foot. Underground parking is well sign-posted; there are convenient lots beside the Hotel de Ville, the Cathedral, and near the river at place du Châtelet.

By Taxi -- Taxis Orléans (tel. 02-38-53-11-11) can be found throughout the city. They can be ordered or there are ranks in front of the train station and at the corner of rue Royal and place du Martroi.

By Public Transport -- Orléans has both buses and trams that snake through the city run by the TAO (tel. 08-00-01-20-00). Trams will serve your visit best; line A reaches the train station and line B goes by the cathedral. Tickets (1.50€) can be purchased from automatic kiosks at the Tram station, or for the bus (1.90€) directly from the driver. A day pass costs (4.10€).

ATMs/Banks -- The city center has plenty of banks, especially around shopping hub place du Châtelet.

Doctors & Hospitals -- Centre Hospitalier Régionale d’Orléans, 1 rue Porte Madeleine (tel. 02-33-51-44-44).

Mail & Postage -- La Poste, 19 rue Royale (tel. 36-31).

Pharmacies -- You'll find English speakers at Pharmacie du Châtelet, 38 pl. du Châtelet (tel. 02-38-53-34-50).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.