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

The Bégude
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The Bégude

Orgon

Single-family house.

Domaine de la Tourelle
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Domaine de la Tourelle

Orgon

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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.…

Mr Kuhn
B&B

Mr Kuhn

Orgon

Un havre de paix et de calme dans une région intéressante et passionnante à visiter. Accès à la piscine au jacuzzi.

Les Bressières
Holiday rental

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…

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.

La Pasclapierre
Holiday rental

La Pasclapierre

Orgon

Five-star.

La Farigoule
Holiday rental

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…

Things to do

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…

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,…

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…

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'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.…

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…

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
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,…

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...

Where to eat

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…

Auberge du Parc
Food guide restaurant

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

Hostel in small pavers
Cuisine de Provence

Hostel in small pavers

Orgon

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 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…

The Arcades
Cuisine de Provence

The Arcades

Orgon

After a culinary journey made in Provence and in some great leaders, (Bernard Loiseau, Thuries), Dode Laurent (disciple of Escoffier) and Perón Sophie (his wife) are pleased to welcome you in a warm and friendly environment.Traditional cuisine revisited.

Inspirations

The cicada

The cicada

The sun's rays are warming you through the pine trees, but you will not know if the summer is here until you hear THE CICADAS!

The Cagole

The Cagole

Art de vivre

Translation our version of the Essex girl…

Candied Fruit

Candied Fruit

A gourmet treat…

Provence has been famed for its candied fruit from time immemorial. In the early 16th century, the region was fairly impoverished. Fruit grew here in abundance, but much of it was lost every year.

Almonds

Almonds

(Re)conquering Provence

Can anyone resist an almond? Everyone raves about these little nuggets of happiness you can savour every which way – fresh, dried, whole, grilled, sliced, ground or made into a cream or milk!