Orange, a historic town to discover during your holiday in the Drôme

Only 65 km from your holiday home Les Sources in Montbrun les Bains, Orange is located in the south-east of France in the Vaucluse in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region near the town of Carpentras and about 45 km east of Avignon. It is one of the oldest towns in France, founded in the 1st century BC by Roman settlers. It is known for its historical monuments and Roman remains. The visit of Orange allows you to travel through time with numerous and varied monuments to visit.

Guided tour of the 2 main structures of Orange

For a breathtaking view of the whole of the City of Princes, the Mont Ventoux and the Ancient Theatre, don't hesitate to climb the unmissable Colline Sainte Eutrope in the centre of town, in the heights of a park.

The ancient theatre of Orange, the most popular place in the city, dates from the 1st century AD. Listed as a UNESCO heritage site, it is one of the largest Roman theatres in the world. It is considered one of the most important monuments of Roman architecture still intact. Its stage wall is incredibly well preserved and measures 103 metres long and 35 metres high. The theatre is now used for a variety of performances for up to 9,000 people.

The Arch of Triumph of Orange is another monument to the history of Orange. Dating from the 1st century A.D. and registered with UNESCO, it was erected in memory of the veterans of the 2nd Gallic Legion and then to the Emperor Tiberius. It is a major element of Provençal Roman art.

Some other monuments of Orange :

  • The museum of art and history of the city of Orange: Installed since 1933, it exposes many works of art and vestiges of various times confused.
  • The Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth Cathedral with its architectural revivals.
  • The church of Saint-Florent and its history
  • The Statue of Raimbaud visible since 1998 on the Place de la République.
  • The Town Hall acquired in 1717 by the town.
  • The Theatre dating from 1885.

Finally, while visiting the town, don't hesitate to refresh yourself in the numerous shops to taste candied fruits, nougat, olives, etc.

Orange, a historic town to discover during your holiday in the Drôme

Data :

Olydea - Hameau de Montbrun510 route des Thermes
26570 Montbrun-les-bains
Holiday resort : 04 75 26 96 88Central booking office : +33(0)4 48 20 03 19GPS : Latitude 44.173294 Longitude 5.4430527

Opening :

Open from 18 March to 4 November 2023From 9am to 12pm and from 4pm to 7pm (closed at 8pm in July and August)

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