Orange - the vibrant city
Orange is a city located in the South of France, in the middle of the Côtes du Rhone. To experience Provence, Orange is a perfect setting. Thanks to the sunny weather, the city is surrounded with Gigondas’s and Chateauneuf du Pape’s prestigious wine-growing region.
Orange holds two important landmarks from the Roman period: the Triumphal Arch and the Antique Theatre. Those two monuments are ranked as UNESCO world heritage sites. Both have been very well conserved over the centuries, and have also been the subject of extensive studies to identify all the symbolism they contain, above all that of the Triumphal Arch. In front of the Antique theatre, there is also a museum: the museum of art and history. Installed in a town house, it houses Roman relics of the past. Finally, if you want to make a tour of the city, two different tours are proposed: the Princes Nassau tour and the Roman Tour.
You will not find discotheques in Orange. However, there are restaurants, bars, ballets, and billiards clubs.
There is not a commercial centre in Orange but nevertheless, there are different kinds of shops, and above all, there is a market. There, you can acquire some typical food products, such as the famous Orange Muscat wine.
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour.
The climate in Orange is humid and subtropical. Summers are hot and relatively dry and winters are mild.
The TER (regional train service) serves the towns of Bollène, Orange, Avignon, Cavaillon and Pertuis. And the Vaucluse bus line (84) stops in Bollène, Apt, Avignon, Carpentras, Cavaillon, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Orange, Pertuis, Sault, Vaison-la-Romaine and Valréas.