One hour south of Paris, Orléans offers a privileged living environment at the gateway to the Loire Valley and its castles. Recently voted France’s second most attractive city for its real estate and job market, the Orléans metropolis has been able to attract international companies and technological innovations while being proud of its history and festive in all seasons. Thanks to the development of the city centre, Orléans has been transformed into a pedestrian’s paradise and invites you to stroll on café terraces. The banks of the Loire and the public squares have become real places of conviviality and entertainment. With all the institutions of higher education, laboratories and research centres, Orléans is a city made for students.
There are several university canteens open to all students. Located on the site of the Dessaux student residence, the Guignebaud university canteen is the closest to the school. Open Monday to Friday from 11:30am to 1:30pm.
More info on CROUS website.
The student card to travel by bus/tram around the Orleans Metropolis costs 21.80€/month or 186€/year. Information and subscription on TAO website.
Bike sharing (Vélo+)
Subscriptions for 24 hours (1€), 7 days (3€) or 1 year (15€ or 5€ for a TAO subscriber). Information and subscription on Vélo+ website.
L’Astrolabe (concert hall)
Regional Contemporary Art Fund
Le Pays où le Ciel est Toujours Bleu (art gallery)
Orléans Museum of Fine Arts
Orléans National Choreographic Centre
Orléans National Creative Centre
Orléans National Dramatic Centre
Orléans National Scene
Zénith d’Orléans (concert hall)
February: Chinese New Year celebrations
April: Loire Art Show
May: Joan of Arc celebrations ; Fusion Estivale Festival
June: Jazz Festival
September: Rentrée en Fête ; HopHopHop Festival ; Loire River Festival
December: Christmas market ; Sound and light show