Liven up your holidays!


Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loiret

Situated in the heart of the Loire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the town of Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle takes place in the Center-Val de Loire, in the heart of the Loiret department. It is located on the edge of Orléans, a few kilometers from Fleury-les-Aubrais or Saran.

People from the Celtic period under the name of Athos, the commune of Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle takes its current name at the time of the construction of its first church, at the beginning of the fourteenth century.

Today, the city benefits from the influence of Orleans and its historical and tourist sites located nearby. Possessing itself a modest architectural heritage, it attracts visitors every year for its proximity with some of the most beautiful places to discover in the heart of the Loire Valley Center.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude47.9127220 (N 47° 54’ 46”)
Longitude1.8741490 (E 1° 52’ 27”)
AltitudeFrom 90m to 121m
Surface area6.10 km²
Population17198 inhabitants
Density2819 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureOrléans (3.2 km, 8 min)
Insee code45285
IntercommunalityCA Orléans Val de Loire
TerritoryLoire Valley, Orléanais
RegionCentre-Loire Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Orléans3.6 km (9 min)
Ingré4.3 km (8 min)
Saint-Jean-le-Blanc4.7 km (10 min)
La Chapelle-Saint-Mesmin5.3 km (10 min)
Saran5.7 km (9 min)
Saint-Pryvé-Saint-Mesmin5.9 km (9 min)
Ormes6.7 km (12 min)
Fleury-les-Aubrais8.2 km (12 min)
Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Mesmin8.2 km (12 min)
Saint-Denis-en-Val8.4 km (16 min)
Olivet8.5 km (14 min)
Semoy9.6 km (11 min)
Cercottes9.6 km (11 min)
Bucy-Saint-Liphard9.8 km (14 min)
Boulay-les-Barres10.1 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste takes place on the remains of an old building of the sixteenth century. There is a very fine 19th century organ, as well as interesting stained-glass windows.

Places of interest

Performance halls

Events and festivities

The market is held on Wednesdays and Fridays morning.

In mid-June, the city organizes the festival Le Grand Unisson dedicated to music.

On 13 or 14 July, for the national holiday, the town organizes a ball and a fireworks display.

A Christmas market is offered in December.


Saturday 21 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 17°C
Sunday 22 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 14°C
Monday 23 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 17°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Boat trip on Orleans canal
Nature and the great outdoors10 € Mardié (13.5 km)
Maiden flight in a helicopter or microlight
Sports sensations56 € Saint-Denis-de-l'Hôtel (22 km)
Grandes Bruyères Arboretum
Nature and the great outdoors5 € to 10 € Ingrannes (26 km)
Loire sightseeing trip in a traditional boat
Nature and the great outdoors18 € to 48 € Sigloy (27 km)
Guided tour by electric bike in Orleans forest
Nature and the great outdoors30 € Sury-aux-Bois (35 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Orleans Forest Springs Trail
Mountain bike itineraryEasy2h00Les Bordes (41 km)
Wood of the Gâts
HikeEasy3h00Châteaudun (44 km)
Old Towns
Village visitEasy1h00Châteaudun (44 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



Your holidays
A hotel
A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
By continuing to browse our site, you are agreeing to the use of cookies by our services and partners to improve your experience and make targeted offers. Find out more