Geological and Archaeological Museum

Orgon - Cultural place

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 reveal you the unique and fascinating history of this territory for 130 million years. Marine and continental episodes follow one another, revealing a procession of fossilized animals now extinct and the remains left by the man since his arrival in this area about 10,000 years ago.Become geological site of international standard since the half of the 19th century, traces of the exploitation of the urgonian limestone are numerous and varied as you will discover. Soon, an ornithological exhibition devoted to the thirteen protected bird species taken into account by the Life of Alpilles program will complement the themes.Fun and interactive visits over the discovery of local heritage, this invitation to travel back in time to embellishing panels and video documentaries. Digital terminals allow you to complete and test your knowledge in a fun and interactive way. Guided tours of the visits accompanied by to discover the Museum and the path of stone are available on registration. Feel free to ask the program and schedules to the members of the team who are at your disposal and will answer your questions in the home of the Museum. Educational visit a pedagogical accompaniment device allows the reception of school groups. In order to adapt the content of the visits, a preparatory meeting between the teacher and the head of the Museum is desirable.Home and visits accompanied by reservation.15 persons maximum per group.

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  • Address

    Chemin des Aires
    13660 Orgon

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    • 04 90 73 09 54
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Where to stay

LA MAISON DE CHICHUI - N° 950
Holiday rental

LA MAISON DE CHICHUI - N° 950

Orgon

Au coeur du village, idéalement située, pour les visites touristiques ou le travail, authentique maison provençale en pierres, créée dans des bâtiments creusés dans le roc. Accueil privilégié, confort, discrétion, charme. Gite de 130 m2, 5/6 pièces, 3 niveaux, véranda, 3 chambres, 3…

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 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 Cigales
B&B

Le Mas des Cigales

Orgon

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

The Arun
Holiday rental

The Arun

Orgon

Housing nine of 85 m2 air-conditioned Mas de campaign fully renovated. It is located in the 1st floor. (The bottom is not inhabited)Large living room / kitchen of 45 m2 overlooking the 20 m2 balcony south facing.Fully equipped kitchen.Two bed in 160 of which one with a bed bunk rooms.Places very…

Auberge du Parc *.
Hotel

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.

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.

Mas d'Auseu
B&B

Mas d'Auseu

Plan-d'Orgon

Au coeur de la Provence, entre Alpilles et Luberon, à proximité des plus beaux lieux de la région Mas Provençal en campagne sans vis à vis, assurant tranquillité et indépendance. Ses quatre chambres d'hôtes allient confort et modernité pour un séjour de charme Les chambres toutes sont…

Bruna Plek
Holiday rental

Bruna Plek

Orgon

Single-family house.

Things to do

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,…

L'Arc en Ciel
Family recreation

L'Arc en Ciel

Mollégès

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…

Chapel of our Lady of Beauregard
Cultural place

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…

Explore the village of Orgon
Cultural place

Explore the village of Orgon

Orgon

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…

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…

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.

Chill and Ride Wakepark
Family recreation

Chill and Ride Wakepark

Orgon

Located in La Vallée Heureuse, famous for its beauty, the school has a lot of activities that are accessible from the wakeboard spot.

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…

Where to eat

The Fumades relay
Cuisine de Provence

The Fumades relay

Orgon

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

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 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…