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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  • Public car park

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    Musée Urgonia
    Chemin des Aires
    13660 Orgon

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    • 04 90 73 09 54
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Where to stay

La Farigoule
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La Farigoule

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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…

The tall pines
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The tall pines

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Cottage 30 m² including a living room + one room with shower, WC. American kitchen.

Area of Saint-Véran
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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.

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.

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…

La Maison De Chichui
Holiday rental

La Maison De Chichui

Orgon

Au coeur du village, idéalement située entre Alpilles et Luberon, cette authentique maison provençale en pierres, quottée trois étoiles, à la décoration originale est située dans des bâtiments du XVe siècle creusés dans le roc. Musée privé un privé (carrière romaine), apéritif…

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…

Les Marronniers
Holiday rental

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 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,…

Things to do

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,…

L'entrepôt
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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...

Area of the Val de L'oule
Wines

Area of the Val de L'oule

Orgon

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…

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…

L'autre antique
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L'autre antique

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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.…

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…

L'Arc en Ciel
Animal park

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…

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,…

Candlebox Provence
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Candlebox Provence

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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

Auberge du Parc
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Auberge du Parc

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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
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The garden side

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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…

The garden of the Mas
Food guide restaurant

The garden of the Mas

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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…

Inspirations

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Drawing its inspiration from the city's sulphurous reputation since the early 20th century, this literary movement is a spinoff from the 'Roman Noir' crime novel

Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne

The forerunner of modern art, Cézanne is fittingly celebrated today in his home town of Aix-en-Provence, magnificently portrayed in his work. For the last 40 years, this illustrious painter has been setting the pace for the region's artistic life.

Marcel Pagnol

Marcel Pagnol

Tradition

Everything you ever wanted to know about Marcel Pagnol!

Lavender

Lavender

Tradition

Happiness is in the lavender field!