Help Wikitravel grow by contributing to an article! Learn how.
New users, please see Help or go to the Pub to ask questions.

Orange (Provence)

From Wikitravel
Vaucluse : Orange
Revision as of 20:37, 15 November 2011 by Wrh2 (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

Orange [1] is a small town in southern France famous for its well-preserved Roman theater and its music festival.

Get in

Orange is located near the junction of the A7 and A9 autoroutes. It is situated in the Rhone valley about 100km north west of Marseille, 30km north of Avignon and 200km south of Lyon.

Get around

Orange is small enough to walk around.

See

  • Roman theater. A UNESCO World Heritage site. It dates from the reign of Emperor Augustus and is one of the best preserved amphitheaters. Every July, the Chorégies d'Orange [2] take place in the theatre. It dates from 1860 and is France's oldest festival.

Amphitheatre-at-orange-france.jpg

  • Triumphal arch decorated with reliefs celebrating various Roman victories. This is also part of the World Heritage site.

Do

Buy

Eat

Drink

Get out

Avignon papal town Arles Nimes



Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

In other languages