Joan of Arc festivals, jazz, bike rides, motorcycle fairs… Five ideas for outings for the weekend of May 4 and 5 in the Loiret

The school holidays are ending. Here is a selection of meetings planned in the Loiret to have fun, Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5.

There will be something for everyone this weekend in the Loiret, with many activities on the program.

Joan of Arc Festival in Orléans: medieval market

At Campo Santo, the medieval market during the Joan of Arc Festival 2023

The Joan of Arc Festival, launched on Monday April 29, continues until May 8. After the sword presentation ceremony, the Porte Bourgogne entrance, the ride and the day of entertainment at La Source, the program continues to unfold over the days.

Starting Sunday, May 5, Campo Santo will live in medieval time for four days. From Sunday May 5 to Wednesday May 8, its market will bring together around a hundred exhibitors compared to 75 in 2023.

Joan of Arc seen by children during a free visit to Orléans addressed to them

Boney Fields at the Orleans Jazz Club

Boney Fields takes you to the four corners of the planet. © Photo Bruno Requentel

A tireless showman, Boney Fields takes his music to the four corners of the planet, invited to prestigious festivals such as Jazz à Vienne, Jazz in Marciac… and on the stage of the Orléans Jazz Club, Saturday May 4. Funk and blues, these two sides of the same Great Black Music, Boney Fields merges them faithfully and with all the know-how of a career spent on stages around the world.


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Practical. Saturday May 4, at the Orléans jazz club, rue du Colombier, at 7:30 p.m.; club opening at 5:30 p.m. Prices: 15 euros, 10 euros (student), free for under 12s.

An evening of jazz and cocktails, “Prohibition” atmosphere, in the Martin-Pouret vinegar factory in Orléans, does that tempt you?

Cycling trips to Olivet

2441f05e9a.jpgThe Region has been offering these festive walks for several years.
The 13th edition of Echappées à vélo en Centre-Val de Loire starts on Saturday May 4 in Olivet. From May to October, nearly 60 festive bike rides are offered throughout the region.

Saturday afternoon, come and discover the Olivet natural area with the Ecolivetaine association. From 2:30 p.m., the association will welcome Alliage participants and end the walk with a free snack. An ecology specialist will guide participants, on a route of approximately 10 km, to discover the local fauna and flora.

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The motorcycle exchange, in Puiseaux

bc0c07fb9b.jpgThe motorcycle fair which takes place at the gym is an opportunity to find new or used parts. Photo archives

It is an event that has been going on since the 1990s in Puiseaux. The motorcycle fair, organized by the Retro Motorcycles club, will have its 29th edition on Sunday May 5. This year, visitors will be able to admire around thirty competition motorcycles, the theme of this event.

The motorcycle market is also the time to stock up on new or used motorcycle parts. Slow races, free concerts, motorcycle acrobatics, a tattoo and piercing exhibition, a barber as well as the Puiseaux driving school will be present during this fair.

Practical. Sunday May 5, all day at the gymnasium, rue Nieden-Roden in Puiseaux. Free concerts, refreshment bar and catering on site. FREE ENTRANCE. Email: [email protected]. Tel:

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Beauty show, in Olivet

da144e3a7b.jpgWould you like a little foot reflexology to relax? Each salon service will cost you 5 euros. Proceeds will support cancer research.

Workshops, treatments in cabins, conferences… Everything is planned to pamper women during the Beauty show. This first charity fair focuses on the well-being of women. Unprecedented, it is organized by Inner Wheel Orléans, for the benefit of the League Against Cancer. See you on Sunday, May 5, at Alliage, in Olivet.

The program includes treatments (hypnotherapy, energy treatments, back massages, sophrology, facial touch); conferences ; workshops (self-defense, Pilates, tai chi, hypnorelaxation); a sales area (organic cosmetics, hair products, candles, jewelry, etc.)

Practical. Beauty Show on May 5 at Alliage (1, rue Michel-Roques, in Olivet), from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free entry, paid workshops and conferences for the benefit of the League. Complete program on

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