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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Where to stay
Le Mazet Des Oliviers
Between St Remy de Provence and Cavaillon, mazet (countryside traditional house) built in 1921 and fully renovated in 2016, 1 km from shops, on 8000 m² of private lawn. Owners nearby in another house but the gite is entirely independant, private access and shed to park 3 cars.Swimming pool 8x4m…
Mme Rouguel - Pourcel
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…
Domaine de la Tourelle
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…
Things to do
Pottery Isabel de Gea
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,…
Area of the Val de L'oule
From father to son, it's a great pleasure for me to introduce the products of our wineries. These were sent to me by my father André BENOIT, who also gave me his passion for the land, his love of the natural environment that constitutes and respect for traditional farming methods. I have also…
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
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
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,…
L'Arc en Ciel
The Ark of MoE Animal Park welcomes you in a green setting of more than 6 hectares at the foot of the Alpilles.Suitable for children under 6 years, our park with an area of 6 hectares is located in the commune of Mollégès, small village located 10 km from Saint-Rémy de Provence, 4 km from…
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Where to eat
Hostel in small pavers
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…
The garden of the Mas
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…
The garden side
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…
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