Orange tourism and travel guide

Photo of Orange in Vaucluse

Visit Orange: highlights and tourist information

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

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.

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

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".

Popular places to visit nearby include Naturoptère at 6 km and Chateauneuf-du-Pape at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Orange, France: places to visit and attractions

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.

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

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Vaucluse

Map of places to visit near Orange

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

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)
  • Gorges de Régalon (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (26km)
 
 

Geography and distances

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

Orange is in the south-east of France. 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