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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  • Public car park

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    Chemin des Aires
    13660 Orgon

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Where to stay

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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…

Les Bressières
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Les Bressières

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M. et Mme Pezzella
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L'Amandais
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The Mas of the Rose
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The Mas of the Rose

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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 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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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.

Things to do

Le Sentier de la Pierre
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Le Sentier de la Pierre

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Au départ du musée, le sentier pédestre de la Pierre, aménagé et balisé, complète la visite du Musée Urgonia en vous permettant de découvrir divers géosites dans leurs contextes naturels ainsi que le patrimoine architectural d'Orgon.

Chapel of our Lady of Beauregard
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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…

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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…

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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…

Domaine des Terres Blanches
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Noël Michelin created the Domaine des Terres Blanches at the foot of the Alpilles in 1970. From the outset, this pioneer of organic cultivation has used production methods which make his wine a completely natural product with no added yeast or other additives. Guillaume Rérolle has now taken…

Pottery Isabel de Gea
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Pottery Isabel de Gea

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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,…

Domaine de Valdition
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Domaine de Valdition

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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…

Where to eat

The garden side
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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…

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.

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