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The main attractions of Orgon

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Postcode:
13660
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Orgon
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04 90 73 09 54
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The typically Provençal village of Orgon, overlooked by Notre Dame de Beauregard Chapel and the ruins of the old fortress of the Duc de Guise, has a rich and illustrious past.
Listed below are its main sights, which visitors can discover on four themed walks. Details are available at Orgon Municipal Tourist Office.
Calvaries and Oratories:
The Orgon landscape is dominated by crosses and oratories, revealing the popular fervour for Catholicism and the Virgin Mary throughout the ages.
- The Cross at the Porte la Durance.
- The Cross on the forecourt of Assomption Church and the Les Missions cross.
- Oratory of Saint Antoine.
- The Chemin des Oratoires: Oratory of The Annunciation, Oratory to the Glory of Jesus and Mary and Oratories of the Massacre of the Innocents and the Flight into Egypt.
- The Cross of the Grey Penitents of Avignon and the Cross of La Durance.
- The wooden Cross in La Pinède cemetery.
- The Faubourg Sainte-Anne Cross.
- The Cross on Place de la Conillière.
- The Oratory of the Madeleine, the Saint-Roch Chapel Cross and the wrought iron Cross on the Chemin de la Mine.
- The Cross of La Perdigale.
- The Cross of the Mas Bréguier.
- The Oratory of Notre-Dame du Chêne.
Places of worship:
Several places of worship and symbols of our religious heritage are worthy of attention.
- L'Assomption Church.
- Notre-Dame de Beauregard.Chapel.
- Saint Roch Chapel.
- Saint Gervais Chapel.
- Saint Véran Chapel.
Strolling around Old Orgon:
This route will allow you to discover the defensive and civil heritage of Orgon.
- The Porte Sainte-Anne.
- The Porte de l’Hortet.
- The La Savoie district.
- The Château of the Duc de Guise.
- The Porte de la Durance.
- Façades characteristic of Renaissance architecture. N°20 rue Jules Robert, N°4 rue Georges Coste and N°15 rue Edmond Coste.
Chemin de la Pierre:
The village of Orgon is one of the few places in the world to have an internationally recognised facies. The chalky limestone layers just beneath the surface contain distinctive, characteristic fossils which led to the definition of the Urgonian stage, from the Latin name for Orgon, by one of the founders of palaeontology, Alcide d’Orbigny, in 1850.
Take the time to walk down the Chemin de la Pierre, following the Urgonian route.
- Walking trail to the Urgonian limestone quarries.
- Discover the Urgonian stage and life in the Beaker Culture on the Notre-Dame de Beauregard site and in its monastery.
- The Chemin de Pierre, from the quarries to Notre-Dame de Beauregard.

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