Like the connotations of its colourful and charismatic name, Orange is a southern France city whose sunny weather and visual appeal attracts millions of visitors. Two ancient and alluring UNESCO World heritage Sites provide the focal point of this enchanting city, whose charm is heightened by the verdant surrounding vineyards. Dating back to Roman times, the city’s history is an illustrious one that is illuminated by the excellent exhibitions of the museums. In typical French fashion, a gastronomic display worthy of royalty is available in the refined restaurants and sleek wine bars of this static and sparkling city.
The ancient grandeur of Orange’s Antique Theatre is one that cannot be communicated by a photograph. Considered the most perfectly conserved ancient theatre in the entirety of Europe, the structure still invites up to 9000 spectators to witness colourful concerts and dramatic performances upon the very stage Roman celebrities stood.
Orange’s intriguing cultural panorama means its municipal museum bursts with alluring artifacts and ancient relics; the Museum of Art and History houses excavated treasures that depict the life of our ancestors. These relics are accompanied by a stunning collection of paintings by prominent artists of the 19th and 20th century.
Absorb an authentic Orange atmosphere at the colourful and convivial Au Petit Patio. Upon the charming terrace, diners are invited to sample regional specialties that pay homage to the rich culinary heritage of Provence. Signature delicacies include fish baked in anchovies and creamy pannacotta; an extensive wine list provides an excellent accompaniment to these delicacies. (58 cours Aristide-Briand 84100 Orange, France)