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Orange lies at the centre of the Cotes du Rhone wine growing area and encourages trade in grapes, olives, honey and truffles.  It is a pleasant place to stroll with fountains and hidden plazas vying for your attention.    

Orange has two of the finest Roman monuments ever built - the Roman theatre and the Triumphal Arch.  The theatre was built into the hill St-Eutrope to allow for 10,000 spectators to hear every word of the performance which included dance, Greek tragedy and farce.  If this wasn't enough to hold their attention, spectators would slip out the west door to occupy themselves in the baths, gym, running tracks or Forum which acted as a bar.  Today you can enjoy plays, choral performances and classical and jazz concerts nightly from June to August. 

Orange is well placed for trips to Avignon, the Mont Ventoux, pretty Provencal villages, Vaison-la-Romaine with its extensive Roman ruins and Chateauneuf-du-Pape where the popes of Avignon constructed their summer residence and where one of the finest wines of the Cotes du Rhone is produced. 

What to See - Orange Attractions

Le Mont Ventoux
N of Carpentras on D938, Malaucene
for information on cycling, skiing, walking and guided nature trails of the Provence's favourite narrow ridge contact the tourist office in Malaucene
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 90 65 22 59

N of Carpentras off D938, Carpentras 84200
a lovely village with medieval fortifications and the regal church Notre-Dame-et-St-Maurice

N of Carpentras off D938, Carpentras 84200
head here for fantastic views of the Mont Ventoux

Serignan-du-Comtat on D976 NE of Orange,
the home of botanist & scientist Jean-Henri Fabre who created a herb & flower garden to observe insects
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mon & Wed-Sat | Tel: +33 (0)4 90 70 00 44

Musee Municipal
Rue Madeleine-Roch, Orange 84100
a good introduction to Orange's history dating back to the Roman era
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 51 18 24

Musee Comtadin-Duplessis
Bd Albin-Durand, Carpentras 84200
the history of Carpentras plus 16th-17th-century paintings
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Closed Tue | Tel: +33 (0)4 90 63 04 92

Triumphal Arch
Avenue de L'Arc de Triomphe, Orange 84100
built approx. AD 20 the arch is decorated with battle scenes that indicate former Roman glory

Musee Sobirats
Rue du College, Carpentras 84200
contains displays of regional art and history
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)4 90 63 04 92

Roman Theatre
Place de Freres-Mounet, Orange 84100
which dates from the 1st-century AD and is still used for performances
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 90 51 17 60

Place Maurice Charretier, Carpentras 84200
founded in 1367 the synagogue was the focal point for Carpentras' strong Jewish community
| Opening Times: Mon-Fri | Tel: +33 (0)4 90 63 39 97