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Hôtel Groslot

Hôtel Groslot Review

Just across the square from the cathedral is the Hôtel Groslot, a Renaissance-era extravaganza (1549–55) bristling with caryatids, strap work, and Flemish columns. Inside are regal salons redolent of the city's history (this used to be the Town Hall), all done in the most sumptuous 19th-century Gothic Troubadour style and perhaps haunted by King François II (who died here in 1560 by the side of his bride, Mary Queen of Scots).

    Contact Information

  • Address: Pl. de l'Étape, Orléans, 45000
  • Phone: 02–38–79–22–30
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: June–Aug., Sun.–Fri. 9–6, Sept.–May, Sun.–Fri. 9–noon and 2–6
  • Location: Orléans
Updated: 03-26-2013

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