Orange tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Orange is best known for its Roman monuments such as the very good condition Theatre

Orange is situated in the Vaucluse department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Orange. For detailed visitor information see the Orange travel guide.

Attractions in Orange

The Antique Theatre in Orange is one of the best preserved Roman theatres in western Europe: Ancient Theatre of Orange

Tourist classifications for Orange include "heritage site".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Orange in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Naturoptère at 6 km and Chateauneuf-du-Pape at 9 km.

Orange, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Ancient Theatre of Orange

Ancient Theatre of Orange

less than one km (direction south-south-west)

The Antique Theatre in Orange is one of the best preserved Roman...

See Ancient Theatre of Orange guide


at 6 km (direction north-north-east)

Naturoptere is a biodiversity centre where you can learn of the interaction...

See Naturoptère guide


at 9 km (direction south-south-east)

Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a pretty village in Vaucluse, overlooked by a ruined castle...

See Chateauneuf-du-Pape guide


at 13 km (direction south-west), in the Gard department

Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres is a small historic village with several imposing historic monuments in...

See Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres guide
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at 15 km (direction west), in the Gard department

Bagnols-sur-Céze is one of the largest towns in the northern Gard region...

See Bagnols-sur-Ceze guide


at 16 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gard department

Saint-Victor-la-Coste in Languedoc-Roussillon has several historic monuments including an ancient castle on...

See Saint-Victor-la-Coste guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

Seguret is a very picturesque village east of Orange, now classified among...

See Seguret guide


at 19 km (direction south), in the Gard department

Losing out in visitor numbers to famous Avignon across the river, in...

See Villeneuve-les-Avignon guide
Avignon Bridge

Avignon Bridge

Bridge at 20 km (direction south)

The Pont Saint-Benezet is the remaining part of the bridge on the...

See Avignon Bridge guide
Dentelles de Montmirail

Dentelles de Montmirail

at 21 km (direction east)

Although at quite low altitude the jagged peaks of the Dentelles-de-Montmirail are...

See Dentelles de Montmirail guide
Papal Palace, Avignon

Papal Palace, Avignon

Castle at 21 km (direction south)

The Papal Palace in Avignon is the most imposing gothic palace in...

See Papal Palace, Avignon guide


Heritage Site at 21 km (direction south)

The Pope's Palace, the Pont d'Avignon and an attractive town centre make...

See Avignon guide


at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

Carpentras is a sizeable town, and although not always considered a 'tourist...

See Carpentras guide
Le Barroux

Le Barroux

at 23 km (direction east)

From the castle ramparts in Le Barroux you have very far-reaching views...

See Le Barroux guide

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Markets in and near Orange

Market days in Orange: weekly market: every day except Sunday;

  • Orange: market every day except Sunday (0km)
  • Piolenc: market Monday (5km)
  • Courthezon: market Friday (8km)
  • Roquemaure: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Sainte-Cecile-les-Vignes: market Saturday (13km)
  • Bagnols-sur-Ceze: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Sorgues: market Sunday (16km)
  • Bollene: market Monday (16km)
  • Suze-la-Rousse: market Friday (17km)
  • Villeneuve-les-Avignon: market Thursday (19km)

More information about Orange, Provence

Tourist attractions near Orange, France

What to do at Orange? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Orange.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Fort Saint-Andre (19km)
  • Glanum (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Repos de Montfavet (Avignon) (21km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (24km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (29km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (33km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Théodorit et Fenestrelle Tower (Uzes) (34km)
  • Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer) (38km)
  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Brantes (15km)
  • Jarditrain (28km)
  • Jardin des herbes (29km)
  • Jardin aquatique « Aux fleurs de l'eau (32km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (43km)
  • Jardins de la Fontaine (49km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Dentelles de Montmirail (21km)
  • Cascades du Sautadet (23km)
  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (30km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche (35km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (43km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (26km)

Geography and distances

Orange is in the south-east of France at 21 kilometres from Avignon, the department capital (general information: Orange is 557 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Orange

Canton: Orange

Arrondissement: Avignon

Department: Vaucluse

Region: Provence

Postcode: 84100

Distance to Orange

from Avignon (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 557 km

from Calais: 789 km

from Nice: 203 km

from Bordeaux: 434 km

from Strasbourg: 543 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice or Marseille airport. Driving is also possible - coming by car to the region takes about 10 hours from the cross-channel ferry ports. For driving distances to Orange from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Caderousse, Camaret-sur-Aigues, Courthezon, Piolenc and Serignan-du-Comtat.

This page in French: Visiter Orange


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