Parc Floral de la Source

Orléans
Loire Valley
Attractions and places of interest
Great Outdoors

This exceptional park in the grounds of a château features the bubbling source of the river Loiret, a tributary of the Loire. A mass of spring flowers bloom in April, followed by displays of over 900 varieties of iris, then roses, dahlias, fuchsias, a rock garden and the contemporary vegetable gardens. Other attractions include a fascinating exotic butterfly house, an aviary, mini-golf, children's play area, shops and picnic area.

 

Nearby attractions

This half-timbered house is a 1960s reconstruction of the house of Jacques Boucher, treasurer of the Duke of Orléans, in which Joan of Arc stayed during the siege of Orléans in 1429.

These magnificent stables are the setting for a superb equestrian show with actors in period costume retracing the history of the Count of Chambord's Renaissance château. You can also take a horse drawn carriage tour around...

One of the most elegant chateau in the Loire Valley, the Château de Chambord was built as a Royal hunting lodge for Francois I and was a firm favourite with the French Royal Family throughout the following centuries.

The Royal Château de Blois is located in the center of the city of Blois. The château has been the residence of several French kings, and is also where Joan of Arc was blessed in 1429 by the Archbishop of Reims, before...

Places to visit nearby

Orléans in the Loire Valley is a city rich with history and famous for its links to Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orléans.

Blois in the Loire Valley is a charming royal city with an historic château that has been home to 7 French kings and 10 French queens.

Chartres in the Loire Valley is an historic city on the River Eure, famous for its ornate cathedral and its reputation for producing fine perfumery.