imageTEFL Prestige is a 10-min driving distance or 15-min journey by TRAM/buses from Orléans, a beautiful and dynamic student city and a major tourist destination in the Loire Valley.
Orléans (approx.114,000 inhabitants) stands in the Loire Valley, one of the most visited part of France, and it benefits from an oceanic climate: summers tend to be hot with plenty of sunshine whilst winters are much cooler.

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Economy / jobs

The Loire Valley has one of the lowest unemployment rate in France; job opportunities for teaching English in Orléans and surrounding areas are good.

Thanks to its close proximity to Paris (only one hour by train), Orléans has attracted many businesses: health, cosmetic, education, manufacturing and the technology sectors are major employers as well as areas such as the leisure and retail industries.

Social life in Orléans

images (21)Orléans is a lively and dynamic city with a cosmopolitan atmosphere, there are small cafés and restaurants where students like to meet in the evenings for a drink or local food.

Culture and history

  • Orléans is also a city full of art and cultural history and you will be able to enjoy strolling through the 18th and 19th century streets of the old quarter with their arcaded galleries.
  • The history of Orléans is intrinsically linked to that of Joan of Arc (also known as the Maid of Orléans). She is celebrated all over the city, and is particularly to be seen in the stained glass windows of the Cathedral Saint-Croix.
Places to visit
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  • Musée des Beaux-Arts
  • Charles Peguy Centre
  • Joan of Arc’s House
  • Fine Arts Museum
  • City Historical and Archeological Museum
  • Natural Science Museum


Parks in Orléans
  • Parc Floral de la Sourcetrain
  • Motte Sanguin garden
  • Charpenterie garden
  • Botanic garden
  • Anjorrant park
  • Charbonnière parksigne
  • Moins Roux park
  • Pasteur park



The Loire Valley
  • The renowned vineyards of the Loire Valley produce wines of excellent quality such as Sancerre, Bourgueil and Muscadet. Visits to caves and vineyards are available and include wine tasting.
  • From Orléans, you can also take a trip to visit the splendid chateaux of the Loire Valley
  • Paris is just one hour away by train.
  • Thanks to its network of buses and trams moving around the city is easy.


Visit the Loire Valley

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Whether you like museums, old timbered buildings, shopping, discovering our vineyards, learning more about the French history or simply enjoying a relax atmosphere, you will have plenty to choose from during your time here!

How to get there from Paris
  • By car: Orléans is 133 km (82 miles) from Paris, using the A-10 motorway (€10.30 toll).
  • By train : Direct intercity trains run frequently from Paris, Austerlitz station (Gare Austerlitz), to Orléans. The journey time is one hour (16€ one way).