The Loire Valley Sights

Hôtel Groslot

  • Pl. de l'Étape Map It
  • Orléans
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

Just across the square from the cathedral is the Hôtel Groslot, a Renaissance-era extravaganza 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); they're done up 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.

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Pl. de l'Étape, Orléans, 45000, France

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • June–Aug., weekdays 9–6, Sun. 10–6; Sept.–May, Sun.–Fri. 10–noon and 2–6

Published 06/25/2015


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