Geological and Archaeological Museum

Orgon - Museum

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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    Chemin des Aires
    13660 Orgon

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Where to stay

Aire de camping car
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Aire de camping car

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Les Bressières

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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…

Le Mas des Collines
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Le Mas des Collines

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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 Finiere
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La Finiere

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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,…

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.

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…

Domaine De La Rose
Holiday rental

Domaine De La Rose

Orgon

In a beautiful wooded area on a fully fenced 8500 m² land, independent gite with private pool (secured - 12x6m), terrace 35 m² common with the owners, shady corner land with garden furniture (20 m²). Carport and garage for motorbikes. Living room / kitchen, tastefully decorated, high quality…

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.…

Villa Enzo
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Villa Enzo

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Entre Alpilles et Luberon, à 15 km de St Rémy et à 9 km d'Eygalières, maison de charme 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 pers. 1 SdE avec…

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…

Pottery Isabel de Gea
Clay

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,…

Le Condor
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Le Condor

Orgon

Salle de spectacles. Vendredi 21 juillet : 21h00 - Chants et musiques corses avec le groupe Alte Voce à l'Espace Renaissance. Cette formation a été créée en 2001. Les vieilles mélodies prennent places à côté des polyphonies, les ballades suivent les chansons d'amour et les chansons de…

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…

Area of the Val de L'oule
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Area of the Val de L'oule

Orgon

From father to son, it is a great pleasure for me to show you the products of our viticultural operations. These operations were passed down to me by my father, André Benoit, who also bequeathed me his passion for the land, his love of the natural environment which forms it and his respect for…

Where to eat

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

Le Flamant Rose
Cuisine de Provence

Le Flamant Rose

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46-room hotel in a quiet setting between Alpilles and Luberon, with two outdoor pools. Attentive, personal welcome.

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…

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…

Inspirations

Art-de-vivre

The Sun

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Tradition

The Pastis

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Tradition

Christmas in Provence and 'Santon' Figurines

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