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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    13660 Orgon

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    • 04 90 73 09 54

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  4. The garden side

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Where to stay

Aire de camping car
Motorhome parking area

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.

La Maison De Chichui
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La Maison De Chichui

Orgon

Au coeur du village, entre Alpilles et Luberon, maison de charme quotée trois étoiles à la décoration originale de 130 m² sur 3 niveaux située dans des bâtiments du XVème siècle creusés dans le roc. Grand salon/séjour avec canapé convertible pour 2 pers, TV grand écran. Cuisine…

Villa Enzo
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Villa Enzo

Orgon

Entre Alpilles et Luberon, à 15 km de St Rémy et à 9 km d'Eygalières, maison de charme quotté 4 étoiles de 100 m² à la décoration de qualité. Grand séjour/salon climatisé de 40 m². Cuisine indépendante (LL, SL, LV). 1 chambre climatisée avec 1 lit/2 pers. 1 chambre avec 2 lits/1…

The Happy Valley
Campsite

The Happy Valley

Orgon

This camping site is set at the foot of the Alpilles mountains and at the gateway to Luberon. An exceptional location in La Vallée Heureuse for an unforgettable stay. The camping site lies in a green setting surrounded by splendid cliffs internationally famous for climbing. At the foot of the…

La Finiere
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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,…

Les Marronniers
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Les Marronniers

Plan d'Orgon

Between Alpilles and Durance, gite of character, adjoining the owners' house, well fit-out, comfortable with private park, shaded with chestnut trees, with a surface of 500 sq.m. Heart of the village at 200 m. Quiet area. Groundfloor raised of several steps. Large entrance hall. Kitchen.…

La Farigoule
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La Farigoule

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 Songe Des Lavandes
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Le Songe Des Lavandes

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,…

Les Bressières
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Les Bressières

Sénas

Pleasant small independent gite at the groundfloor, on a beautiful enclosed property of 3700 sq.m. in the countryside, at the gates of the Alpilles, between Avignon and Aix en Provence. Ground-floor : equipped kitchen, microwave, washing-machine, dishwasher, Comfortable living-room/dining-room…

Things to do

Domaine de Valdition
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Domaine de Valdition

Orgon

A 900 m bridle path planted with Aleppo pines leads to the tasting site and the bastide surrounded by a magnificent park with its two-hundred year old trees. The equilibrium and harmony of this place illustrate the quality of its products, which are typical of the Vallée des Baux and the…

Provence Automobile Museum
Museum

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…

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…

Geological and Archaeological Museum
Museum

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…

Where to eat

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…

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 of the Mas
Food guide restaurant

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…

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