Back to Historic Cities Main Page

| Historic Cities Main Page | France |

Orléans

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg II-10 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg II-10 map








Facts in brief:

Conquered by Julius Caesar 52 BC; most important city in France after Paris 10th & 11th cen.; center of royal duchy established by Philip VI 1344; besieged by English & relieved by Joan of Arc 1429; Protestant center 16th cen.; occupied by Prussians 1870.

Courtesy of Getty Thesaurus of Geographic NamesTM (
TGN )
Copyright 2000 The J. Paul Getty Trust. All rights reserved.





You are visitor no.