Alpilles – Orgon, at the gateway to the Alpilles, Notre Dame de Beauregard
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On the threshold of the Alpilles, facing the Durance plain, the village of Orgon watches over a superb environment. Unusual, the route travels first through the old Orgon, popular village houses tightened under rocks and access controlled by fortified gateways, whose existence is not etc. Since the former N7 the crossing. Here, Napoleon nearly see «interrupted» career On the way to the island of Elba, host of an evening at the local hostellerie, he missed to be hanged up and short by a hostile crowd! Once past the door of the Hortet, the oldest, here are the ruins of the castle of Guise, destroyed by Richelieu in 1630. Time to enjoy the view over the rooftops of Orgon and looms the silhouette of Notre-Dame de Beauregard, a former monastery. From the terrace, exceptional view on the Durance, the Luberon and Ventoux. The rest of the course? A wild loop between hills, valleys and cliffs which testify, between new vistas over the Valley, a very old agricultural right-of-way.
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