'Respect the place you live, be aware of the impact that you have on things.' - actress Marion Cotillard who grew up in Orleans once said.
This city is located on the banks of the River Loire, and is just under two hours away from Paris. It is a city with a lot of character, and some beautiful architecture. It's also the capital of the Centre-Val de Loire region.
There are several cheap hotels in this city. The Ibis chain has a few hotels in Orleans, the first one being Hotel Ibis Budget Orleans Sud Parc des Expos. The other one of their cheap hotels is the Hotel Ibis Orleans Centre Gare. They both offer simple, affordable lodgings complete with all the necessities such as free wifi, and both are in an ideal location for visitors to Orleans. Breakfast is available at an additional price at these hotels too. The FasthÃ´tel Orleans Sud Parc Expo is another option for people looking for affordable Orleans hotels. This chain is spread across almost eighty destinations in France, and this particular one is located next to the exhibition centre. It's also only ten to fifteen minutes away from the town centre, and close to the golf course and the Orleans forest.
Luxury and Style in Orleans
For those who would prefer sleek and modern hotels in Orleans the Mercure Orleans Centre would be ideal. It's great for both business travelers and those traveling for leisure, as it has sound proofed rooms meaning guests can relax in peace after a long day in this city. It's located in the centre and near to many of the attractions, some rooms also come with unbeatable views across the River Loire. The hotel has a swimming pool and a fitness suite too. Escale Oceania Orleans is another option, this three star design hotel is set in a beautiful stately building along the River Loire. It has luxury contemporary interiors, which are stylish and minimalistic, but all at an affordable price. Recently renovated in 2014 the hotel has a very modern feeling. Breakfast is also available at an additional charge.
Hotels with Character
For visitors to Orleans who are in search of a hotel that's a little different there is the Hotel de l'Abeille. This boutique hotel is decorated exquisitely with a variety of antiques and fine paintings. Each room is individually decorated and some have small balconies too. The hotel is centrally located in an ideal place for those looking to explore the city, and has a charming and cosy atmosphere. Breakfast is quite extensive and is served in a beautiful tea room. Villa Marjane is another option located an hour away from Paris, and is a great base for exploring this area of France. It offers home comforts to travelers in a tranquil and relaxing environment, where it is easy to unwind after a long day. Set in an eighteenth century house this building stands out from other Orleans hotels. Breakfast is served on the veranda every morning.