In 1428, the English laid siege to Orleans along the Loire River. A year later, Joan of Arc successfully led the fight against the English, triumphantly liberating the city. Since 1430, each year Orleans commemorates this victory with a Joan of Arc festival in the spring.

The Cathedrale St. Croix has stunning stained glass windows from the life of Joan of Arc.
The Maison de Jeanne d'Arc is a faithful reconstruction of the 15th century house where Joan stayed in Orleans, complete with models of the siege.
Don't miss the statue of Joan of Arc on horseback at the Place du Martroi.
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