Fodor's Expert Review Hôtel Groslot

Orleans Fodor's Choice

Just across the square from the cathedral is the Hôtel Groslot, a Renaissance-era extravaganza bristling with caryatids, strap work, and Flemish columns. Inside are regal salons redolent of the city's history (this used to be the Town Hall); they're done up in the most sumptuous 19th-century Gothic Troubadour style and perhaps haunted by King François II, who died here in 1560 by the side of his bride, Mary, Queen of Scots.

Fodor's Choice Historic Home

Quick Facts

Pl. de l'Étape
Orléans, Centre-Val de Loire  45000, France


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, Closed Sat. and Oct.–Apr.

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