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Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. It is the capital of the Loiret department and of the Centre-Val de Loire region.Orléans is located on the Loire River where the river curves south towards the Massif Central.New Orleans (French: La Nouvelle-Orléans), in Louisiana, United States, is named for the city.GeographyOrléans is located in the northern bend of the Loire, which crosses from east to west. Orléans belongs to the vallée de la Loire sector between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes-sur-Loire, which was in 2000 inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The capital of Orléanais, 120 kilomètres south-south-west of Paris, it is bordered to the north by the Beauce region and the forêt d'Orléans, and the Orléans-la-Source neighbourhood and the Sologne region to the south.Take a peek at our online itinerary creator: Orleans and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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