Visit Orange and Experience 2,000 Years of History

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Visit Orange and Experience 2,000 Years of History 5 Cours Aristide Briand 84100 Orange fr

Located in the South of France in the Vaucluse region - the true heart of Provence - sits a Roman-era village with over 2,000 years of history. 

In the middle of the Côtes du Rhône on the Agrippa Road, Orange has continued to be an important trade route city since Antiquity. The "City of Princes" is home to two UNESCO World Monument: the Roman Theatre and the Triumphal Arch.The Roman Theatre of Orange is the world's best preserved ancient theatre. It is the only theatre in Europe to have preserved its stage wall. Due to the acoustics and the structure, 9,000 spectactors could and can still attend performances. Orange is a city full off ancient treasures and also full of life. This art of living makes Orange a favorite stop-over for tourists. Orange has lovely streets, many little squares, cafés shaded by sycamore trees and many restaurants that cook traditional provencal meals. The City of Princes has retained all the charm of a provencal town.

Must-See Sites in Orange

  • Visit the Roman Theatre of Orange
  • Discover the Museum of Art and History of the City of Orange.
  • Admire the Triumphal Arch
  • Take a stroll in the streets of Orange
  • Visit Orange in the mini tourist train
  • Enjoy to the Provencal market on Thursday morning
  • Go see a show of the "Chorégies d'Orange" (classical music)
  • Relax with the whole family on the St. Eutrope hill
  • Sit at a table outside a café and feel the "Provençal atsmophere"

Events in Orange

  • February: Ice Rink
  • April: Camerone
  • May: Dance Galas
  • June:  Musiques en Fête (by the Chorégies d’Orange), Music Festival, Jazz Festival
  • July: Chorégies d’Orange, Producers Market, Orange festival of classical theatre
  • August: Chorégies d’Orange, Music Festival of Orange, Giant screen cinema
  • September: Roman Festival, Triathlon du Ventoux
  • October: Terre de Vaucluse Rally
  • December: Exhibition of Christmas crib figures in the Orange Tourist Office, Christmas market, Fireworks

Throughout the year:  temporary exhibitions in the Art and History Museum, exhibitions in the Maison de la Principauté (painting, sculpture, crafts), lectures, concerts, dance, exhibitions, fairs, shows , wine tasting classes, theatre…

Getting to Orange

  • Railway Station SNCF (in the center of Orange)
  • Avignon Caumont Airport
  • International Airport of  Nîmes Arles Camargue
  • International Airport of Marseille Provence
  • Motorway to the Sun (Autoroute du Soleil): A7 (E714) : Lyon – Marseille
  • La Languedocienne A9 (E15) : Barcelona - Perpignan - Orange (exits Orange Centre and Orange south)
  • Road N7 : Paris –Nice

Contact

Orange Tourist Office
5, cours Aristide Briand
84100 ORANGE
FRANCE
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 34 70 88
Fax: +33 (0)4 90 34 99 62

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