Polished to a shine after centuries of siege and war, Orleans pays homage to its savior, Joan of Arc, seemingly around every corner. The Loire Valley gateway city ties together this proud history with top-notch museums and sleek public transit zipping along its boulevards.

Frac Centre-Val de Loire

the Frac Centre-Val de Loire collection includes some 600 works, 800 architectural models and maquettes, and more than 15,000 drawings, as well as many architects’ collections. It is represented through 150 architects and 170 artists. This collection forms a unique heritage of experimental architecture of the last fifty years linked with artistic creation, rivalling the world’s greatest...