Last updated on Apr 22, 2023
Summary: Orleans, France is often described as a vibrant and lively city with a rich history and culture. Expats love the city's easy access to Paris, its vibrant nightlife, and its many parks and green spaces. The weather in Orleans is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from an average low of 37°F (3°C) in the winter to an average high of 77°F (25°C) in the summer. The cost of living for an expat in Orleans is generally considered to be moderate. The average cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $800 USD per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost up to $1,200 USD per month. The population of Orleans is approximately 140,000 people.
What do I need to know about living in Orleans?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Orleans, they said:
"Before retiring in the French city of Orleans, expats should be prepared to learn the French language, or at least pick up some basics. Additionally, expats should research ideal locations to purchase or rent property and familiarise themselves with local laws and regulations. Additionally, it is important to research the cost of living in Orleans as well as healthcare and pension options for retirees. Finally, expats should take time to explore the city, discover its culture and make connections with the local people and expatriate community," wrote one member in Orleans, France.
"If he has a family it is a good place to live. If he or she is single, I can't advise them since I don't know the single scene here. There is a big university here so they may be able to connect with the students there but I don't know anything about the clubs or other diversions for single people," remarked one expat who made the move to Orleans.
What do I need to know before moving to Orleans?
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.
- What should I pack when moving to Orleans?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Orleans?
- Will I be able to find a job in Orleans?
- What is life like as an expat in your area?
- What do expats in Orleans appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Orleans?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Orleans accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Orleans like?
- How are healthcare services Orleans?
- What are medical services in Orleans like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Orleans?
- What are emergency services like in Orleans?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Orleans?
- How are local medical facilities in Orleans?
- As a foreigner living in Orleans, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?