Orléans is one of the oldest cities in France with exciting history and rich cultural heritage. On the 8th May 1429, Orléans was liberated by Joan of Arc and many historical places such as the place Martoi with the Joan of Arc statue, the Historical and Archaeological Museum, the Joan of Arc House, the Saint Croix Cathedral and the crypt Saint Aignan are waiting to be visited. The city centre, the shopping streets, footpaths, parks and gardens ... there is so much to discover in Orléans.
Bourges has a medieval city centre with more than 400 half-timbered houses, mostly dating from the 15th century. Declared world heritage site by UNESCO, Bourges has a magnificent Gothic cathedral which is unique in its architectural design. The palace built by Jacques Coeur and somptuous hotels of the 16th century (3 of them are museums) are sights not to be missed. You can visit the "Marais" (marshes) on foot, by bike, boat or canoe: 135 acres of gardens, surrounded by rivers and canals 10 minutes from the city.
The city of Blois is situated on the Loire river, between Tours and Orléans. The inhabitants are proud of their royal castle which was the residence of Louis XII. and François I. The two kings successively expanded the castle by adding a wing and a fabulous staircase, which catches the eye upon entering the royal court. His court offers a true panorama of French architecture from the Middle Ages to the 17th century. On the Palace Square, the House of Magic enchants its visitors and draws them into his spell. This magical place offers interactive tours and magic shows.
Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre is a charming and authentic village, situated in the département Loir-et-Cher. Its former name Pierrefite « petra ficta » means « hammered stone » and a menhir that you can find in the village commemorates this. Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre has a rich cultural heritage with monuments dating from the 16th century such as the chapel Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs or the church Saint-Etienne.