|| The Loire
|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 (shown above).
|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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