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Joan of Arc Day, Orleans, France

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Distance from city center: 8.6mi
erato's pictureby erato Family & Fun travel tip
added on the 1st of November, 2009
As you may know, Orleans was the hometown of Joan of Arc, the heroine of France. She changed the outcome of the Hundred Years War in the favour of the French.

Now the whole city of Orleans is comemorating her. She is honored with museums, statues, in the stained glass of the Cathedral. It's like the wole town is dedicated to her, restaurant, street, school, it's great, I think.

But what is even better, the Joan of Arc Day on 8 May each year, the middle of a one week celebration. There are parades all over the city, there is an amazing medieval fair and there are great fireworks late at night. Many of the townspeople dress up in Medieval costumes and there is Medieval music everywhere. It wonderful how ordinary people take instruments used hundreds of years ago and play music on the everywhere streets.

You can actually find some really good things on the fair, the best place to get some souvenirs.

It's all over the town.

Opening Hours:
All day long for approx. one week around the Joan of Arc Day, 8 May.

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