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Frac Centre-Val de Loire
88 rue du Colombier
45000 Orléans

entrance by boulevard Rocheplatte


From Wednesday to Sunday: 2 pm – 7 pm
The cashier close at 6 :30pm

Late night opening until 8 pm every first Thursday of the month

Extraordinary closures 2023 :

  • Sunday 24th september
  • Sundays 1st and 9th october
  • Sundays 24th and 31st december


    Summer closure from 14th august to 10th september


    By car
    Car park Patinoire and Médiathèque

    By  train
    10 minutes walk from the Orleans train station

    By tram
    Stop Croix Morin : ligne B

    By bus
    Stop Les Turbulences : lignes 1, 2, 4 et 5
    Stop Moulin de l’Hôpital / Bus Citéis : ligne 10
    The TAO network is free for school’s group.

    By bike with Vélo’+
    Médiathèque : station n°6
    Patinoire : station n°15
    Place Croix Morin : station n°16

    From La Loire à vélo
    From the Quai du Châtelet, at the level of the Georges V Bridge, take the rue Royale to the Place du Martroi. Once on the Place, turn left on rue d’Illiers until the end (arrival on boulevard Rocheplatte). Finally, turn right on boulevard Rocheplatte. You can park your bike at the corner of boulevard Rocheplatte and rue du Colombier.


    The Frac Centre-Val de Loire is accessible to people with reduced mobility.
    In order to ensure a comfortable visit, the Frac Centre-Val de Loire provides you with
    wheelchairs and magnifying glasses are available at the reception desk.



    Free admission to all exhibitions.


    Guided tours by arrangement – English spoken
    Wednesday to Sunday

    For guided tours in French follow the link


    The bookshop

    Photographie de la librairie

    Bookshop Renée Gailhoustet

    The Frac Centre-Val de Loire runs its independent bookstore, specialized in architecture and open to feminist struggles. You will find catalogs and booklets of past and present exhibitions, as well as general works on contemporary art and architecture. A selection for young people invites them to discover art, architecture and gender issues.

    The bookstore/shop is a convivial space where you can read a book, have a snack or chat with the Frac’s mediators: your visit begins right here!

    Discover our publications

    Le Bureau des cadres

    Works from the Frac collection in your homeWorks from the Frac collection in your home

    Invite a Frac work into your home !

    The first Thursday of the month from 4 to 8 pm.
    With the Bureau des cadres, the Frac Centre-Val de Loire invites every inhabitant and actor of the Centre-Val de Loire region – individuals, companies, associations, institutions – to appropriate the Frac Centre-Val de Loire’s collection and to transform their living or working space into an exhibition space. The Bureau des cadres allows everyone to borrow and install facsimiles of works from the Frac’s collection at home.

    Practical information

    Borrowing is free
    Loan period: 2 months
    Supporting documents required: proof of identity, proof of address, home insurance certificate.
    02 38 68 32 25

    National security plan

    Frac Centre-Val de Loire remains open under normal conditions.
    It is recommended that you avoid bringing your luggage and personal effects to the Frac Centre-Val de Loire.

    At all events, only bags that do not exceed the maximum dimensions (55cm x 35cm x 20cm) are authorised. Suitcases and large bags are prohibited. Backpacks are not authorised in the exhibition spaces, lockers are available for your use.