Explore the village of Orgon

Orgon - Cultural place

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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  • Address

    13660 Orgon

  • Phone

    • 04 90 73 09 54

Where to stay

Domaine de la Tourelle - N° 2997
Holiday rental

Domaine de la Tourelle - N° 2997

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…

Rêve d'Emma
B&B

Rêve d'Emma

Plan-d'Orgon

Emma's dream, 2 independent guest rooms in a bicentennial and authentic mas. These are also 2 plane trees there since the beginning of the building and under which, from the sunny days, you can enjoy a homemade breakfast and served by Emmanuelle and Didier.

Hermes' mas
B&B

Hermes' mas

Plan-d'Orgon

In authentic Provençal mas rooms with en suite bathroom, hairdryer, hospitality products, water kettle tray the café in.Bed in 160, sitting area.Pool 8x4, sunbeds, towels. Garden lounge, in one hectare wooded park.Extra bed or crib on request.

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.

Le Songe Des Lavandes - N° 160103
Holiday rental

Le Songe Des Lavandes - N° 160103

Plan-d'Orgon

The gite Sonde des Lavandes (lavanda's dream) is an independent villa on the outskirts of a residential neighbour. A road runs along the house on one side of the garden. Private garden of 800 m² fully enclosed with electric gate, children porch, terrace of 40 m² with a covered part,…

The Bégude
B&B

The Bégude

Orgon

Single-family house.

La Farigoule - N° 418
Holiday rental

La Farigoule - N° 418

Plan-d'Orgon

At the entrance of the Alpilles, well equipped, bright and pleasant gite, situated at the first floor of the owners'villa (independent entrance). Ideally situated to discover the touristic sights of the massif. Access by an outside staircase : kitchen (microwave, dishwasher). store-room…

Le Mas des Collines - N° 930742
Holiday rental

Le Mas des Collines - N° 930742

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…

Le Mas des Cigales
B&B

Le Mas des Cigales

Orgon

House located in an area of greenery at the foot of the Alpilles.

Things to do

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…

Candlebox Provence
Craftsman / producer

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.

Elisabeth Imbert - Atelier de l'Arbre à pPluie
Craftsman / producer

Elisabeth Imbert - Atelier de l'Arbre à pPluie

Orgon

Travail sur les volumes et travail du bois: peinture, sculpture sur bois, bijoux en bois.

Cornelia Kervink
Craftsman / producer

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…

Manade Bernard Coulet
Family recreation

Manade Bernard Coulet

Orgon

Guided tour by appointment.

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...

L'autre antique
Craftsman / producer

L'autre antique

Plan-d'Orgon

Au coeur de la Provence près de Saint Rémy, découvrez un large choix de fontaines, piliers et autres décorations en pierre de taille, des statues classiques et nos gammes complètes de poteries. Notre parc d'exposition de 1000 m2 vous ouvre ses portes du lundi au samedi de 9h à 18h non-stop.…

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…

Pottery Isabel de Gea
Craftsman / producer

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,…

Where to eat

Hostel in small pavers
Cuisine de Provence

Hostel in small pavers

Orgon

The Auberge is located in the heart of the Provençal countryside, amidst the peace and fresh air. Its special location will encourage you to visit local tourist sites. In high season, meals can be served on the shady terrace. Provençal cuisine.

The Fumades relay
Cuisine de Provence

The Fumades relay

Orgon

Hotel - restaurant. Provençal cuisine, pizzeria, meats grilled on an open fire.

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 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…