Explore the village of Orgon

Orgon - Site

Orgon is a town of 3010 people in the Bouches du Rhone, located in the Parc natural Regional des Alpilles, 15 kilometres from Saint-Rémy, 25 km from Avignon and 6 km from the Parc Naturel Regional Luberon. This typically Provençal village, dominated by the chapel Notre Dame de Beauregard and the ruins of the ancient fortress of the Duc de Guise, is rich of an illustrious past. Archaeological, geological and paleontological past prestigious: Orgon is a Mecca of geology and Provençal paleontology concealing an internationally recognized stratotype. The study of the thick layers of limestone exposed fossil individuals and features, is at the origin of the definition of the Urgonian (from the latin name of Orgon) floor by one of the founders of paleontology, a. d'Orbigny in 1850. Archaeological excavations have updated a dolmen, steles, campaniform huts, they attest to human presence since earliest times.A cultural and historical journey: this cultural and historical journey begins in the heart of the village passing under the door the Hortet medieval, well preserved with its guard, until the remains of the castle of the Duke of Guise formerly stronghold and prison, residence of the Knights Templar. The old village, to ensure his safety, was built at the foot of the Castle, surrounded by fortifications which part remains visible. Rue Jean Aubert along a second circle of walls erected in 1591, with the two doors sainte Anne and Durance. A monumental staircase shaped Horseshoe leads to the parish church of the assumption dating back to 1325. Access to the chapel Notre-Dame de Beauregard, built thanks to the stubbornness of the Bonnard Canon in 1878 on a shrine to origins celto-ligurians, by a path staked three Oratories, that of the Annunciation, to the glory of Jesus and Mary, as the massacre of the Innocents and the flight into Egypt. Atop the panoramic point of view, the village Museum and temporary exhibitions in the monastery of the 17th century still surprised admiring visitors.On the Hill of Mount Sauvy were erected in the 17th century the chapel Saint Roch and the Oratory of the Madeleine. Remains classified chapel Saint-Véran are discovered in the neighborhood of the Costes. Another feature, many cross dominate the landscape orgonnais and attest to the popular fervour in particular towards the Virgin Mary appearing on the arms of Orgon. The centre of the village: visitors today surf along the streets, alleys and passages, focus before some renaissance facades, beautiful Gates doors, ornate, stone siding balconies, sometimes dilapidated buildings but noble proportions that reflect the life and the work of our predecessors that cannot help but consider.

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  • Contact

    Découverte du village d'Orgon
    13660 Orgon

  • Phone

    • 04 90 73 09 54

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Where to stay

La Pasclapierre
Holiday rental

La Pasclapierre

Orgon

Five-star.

The Mas of the Rose
Holiday rental

The Mas of the Rose

Orgon

The Mas of the Rose prestige guest house located in the heart of the Alpilles with rooms of seminars, pool and tennis, is the ideal place for your stays, your wedding reception, your prestige rental, your shoots and seminars. Label chateaux Hotels Collection.

Mme Rouguel - Pourcel
Holiday rental

Mme Rouguel - Pourcel

Orgon

Charmant gîte situé entre les Alpilles et le Luberon. Sur une surface totale de 60 m², entièrement rénové et meublé. Un espace salon, séjour et cuisine équipée (30 m²) occupe le rez-de-chaussée et donne directement sur le jardin. À l'étage se trouvent deux chambres, chacune…

La Finiere
Holiday rental

La Finiere

Plan d'Orgon

Between the Alpilles and the Luberon, one hour from Mont-Ventoux and the Mediterranean Sea, gite in a farmhouse, adjoining the owners' house and the gîte G40202, in a quiet landscape, surrounded by fruit trees. Groundfloor : Kitchen/living-room with fireplace (wood offered), microwave,…

Area of Saint-Véran
B&B

Area of Saint-Véran

Orgon

Nestled in the heart of a Green Park of 7 hectares, a beautiful bastide renovated for you welcome. Detached house with swimming pool.3 put rooms for rent.Capacity 6 people.

La Cigale au bord de l'eau
B&B

La Cigale au bord de l'eau

Plan d'Orgon

In Provencal country house, assured relaxation in the winter garden. Rooms with a private terrace, view of garden, refrigerator in the lounge, anti-allergic linen. The en suite rooms are equipped with free toilet items. Included continental breakfast.

Domaine de la Tourelle
Holiday rental

Domaine de la Tourelle

Orgon

In a Park wooded 6 acres located on a hillside in the heart of the Alpilles / Luberon and close to Saint-Rémy de Provence and the city of Avignon, the "Domaine de la Tourelle", sumptuously decorated in the spirit of the place and adorned with a beautiful swimming pool with pool House will…

Aire de camping car
Campsite

Aire de camping car

Sénas

Aire située à proximité du centre du village. Possibilité de stationnement, poste de vidange des eaux usées, remplissage eau potable et raccordement électrique.

Le Mas des Collines
Holiday rental

Le Mas des Collines

Plan d'Orgon

Gite adjoining the owners' residence in a tranquil setting on 2.5 unenclosed hectares which open directly to the scrubland. Mountain climbing opportunities at 5 km. Quiet, pleasant environment. Ground floor : kitchen/living room (sofa bed for 2 persons). Shower/WC. Upper floor: 1 bedroom with a…

Things to do

L'entrepôt
Family recreation

L'entrepôt

Plan d'Orgon

Un complexe multiloirsirs avec laser game, pure mission (traverser les faisceaux laser sans les toucher) bowling, billards, salle de concerts...

Le Condor
Cultural place

Le Condor

Orgon

Cette salle des fêtes dernière génération abrite une salle de 382 m 2 , une scène de 111 m 2 pour une capacité totale de 420 places assises dont la moitié sur strapontins repliables. Un parvis de 1 000 m 2 pour se retrouver en toute convivialité, des locaux commerciaux et un espace…

Geological and Archaeological Museum
Cultural place

Geological and Archaeological Museum

Orgon

Discover the load History Museum, the former prison of the 17th century showing the graffiti of the convicts who were a stop on the path that led to the bagne of Toulon, welcomes today the Urgonia Museum and the Municipal Tourist Office in the village.The exhibitions presented in this place…

Domaine de Valdition
Wines

Domaine de Valdition

Orgon

A bridle path of 900 m long pine of Aleppo leads instead of tasting and the country house surrounded by a beautiful park with trees amalgamation. The balance and harmony of the site illustrate the quality products of the area, typical of the Valley of leases and the Alpilles. Its vineyards,…

Cornelia Kervink
Craftsman

Cornelia Kervink

Orgon

Cette artiste peint depuis peu de temps et adore jouer avec les couleurs et les lumières. Son inspiration est très éclectique, le règne animal, la nature, en passant par les galaxies, l'enluminure et même le monde de l'abstrait m'inspire. Peindre est, pour elle, à la fois un bonheur et une…

Pottery Isabel de Gea
Clay - Pottery - Ceramic

Pottery Isabel de Gea

Orgon

Isabel de Géa offers pottery classes, throughout the year, for all age groups and all ability levels, from beginners to improvers. My techniques are varnished clay, raku and paper clay. You can use a wheel, do modelling or create sculptures and crockery. It's your choice. She will guide you,…

Chapel of our Lady of Beauregard
Monument

Chapel of our Lady of Beauregard

Orgon

This ancient celto-Ligurian oppidum was a religious center well before the Christian era, as evidenced by the numerous remains of cults such as the Gallo-Roman altars exposed today in the lapidary Museum of Avignon. They honoured the Greco-Roman deities. In 1878 the Bonnard Canon, cure Dean of…

Provence Automobile Museum
Cultural place

Provence Automobile Museum

Orgon

Nestled between the Alpilles and the Luberon is a collection just waiting to be discovered. A round-up of a century of automotive history through the different eras of this fabulous epic story... sporting and popular models of all ages share this space with bicycles, motorcycles, posters from the…

Candlebox Provence
Craftsman

Candlebox Provence

Orgon

Making homemade candles and jewelry. Open Monday to Friday from 9 h to 12 h and from 14 h to 16 h.

Where to eat

The garden of the Mas
Cuisine de Provence

The garden of the Mas

Orgon

Gourmet cuisine in the 25-hectare estate of the Mas de la Rose, a luxury guest house in Eygalières, Provence, in the heart of the Alpilles, with meeting rooms, a pool and golf and tennis facilities. It is the ideal place for holidays, wedding receptions, luxury rentals, production shoots and…

Auberge du Parc
Food guide restaurant

Auberge du Parc

Orgon

Hotel - restaurant in a building of the 18th century in the heart of Provence. The Auberge du Parc is the ideal place to spend a relaxing time either with friends, family, or for business trips.Cuisine gourmande.Master Restorer

The Arcades
Cuisine de Provence

The Arcades

Orgon

After a culinary journey made in Provence and in some great leaders, (Bernard Loiseau, Thuries), Dode Laurent (disciple of Escoffier) and Perón Sophie (his wife) are pleased to welcome you in a warm and friendly environment.Traditional cuisine revisited.

The garden side
Cuisine de Provence

The garden side

Orgon

In Orgon, a small village which shouldn't be missed, is an exceptional gourmet stop-off point, Le Côté Jardin restaurant. You will discover typically Provençal cuisine in a pleasant, well-maintained setting, in the shade of a huge acacia tree. Groups welcome (45-50 people) subject to prior…

Hostel in small pavers
Cuisine de Provence

Hostel in small pavers

Orgon

With its simple, cosy rooms and rustic restaurant, this small country auberge basks in the delicious scents of the surrounding land. Guests can enjoy the shaded terrace in summer. The menu offers a stroll around Provencal classics, with aioli, fish stew, grilled meats and fish. Local legend has…

Inspirations

The Cagole

The Cagole

Art de vivre

Translation our version of the Essex girl…

The Sun

The Sun

Sunshine, one of the fundamentals of life in the South…

The soap

The soap

Tradition

'Savon de Marseille', how to tell the real from the fake

Garlic

Garlic

It all starts with a crushed clove...

Provencal cuisine simply wouldn't exist without garlic