- Triumphal Arch
UNESCO world heritage, historical and cultural heritage of the city of Orange, the Orange Arch bears witness to the triumph of Roman imperialism. This exceptional monument of Provençal Roman art was first dedicated to the glory of the veterans of the Second Gallic Legion, founders of the Roman colony of Orange, then to Tiberius. It is an honorary passage that once marked the boundaries between the world of the dead and the ancient city.
Triumphal arch generally originate from a rite and more precisely from the gates built at the entrance to Roman cities. This type of construction was specially erected for the occasion and was intended to mark the triumphant return of a general and his army. The Orange Triumphal arch does not represent a particular triumph but it symbolizes the supremacy of Rome at sea as on land. Named Triumphal Arch, it would be more accurate to say Municipal Arch.
More information about The Arch : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc_d%27Orange
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- Orange Market
Every Thursday morning, the streets and squares of the city center of Orange host one of the most famous markets in Vaucluse, for its quality and friendliness. The Orange market is typically Provençal with all its colors, sounds and scents.
300 regular traders offer a wide variety of local crafts, and of course regional food products. Grapes, apricots, aubergines or green beans … the farmers of the region allow the rediscovery of authentic flavors.
Opening of the Orange market:
All year round, every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Ancient Theater of Orange
The Ancient Theater of Orange, built during the reign of Augustus in the 1st century BC. AD by the veterans of the 2nd Legion of Julius Caesar, is one of the best preserved Roman theaters in the world. It still has an impressive exterior wall with the original elevation (104 m wide by 35 m high).
A festival has been held there every summer since 1869, called “Fêtes romaines”, then “Chorégies d’Orange” from 1902, then the Nouvelles Chorégies since 1971 (with, for example, Barbara Hendricks, Plácido Domingo, Montserrat Caballé, Roberto Alagna, René Pape and Inva Mula). Every winter since 1891 has been celebrated a “feast” for lovers of ancient art.
Since 2002, the city of Orange, owner of the Ancient Theater of Orange, has called on the company Culturespaces to manage the theater and enhance it thanks to its wall.
The Ancient Theater and the Museum of Art and History are open every day, all year round.
Ancient Theater of Orange
January, February, November, December: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
March, October: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
April, May, September: 9 am-6pm
June, July, August: 9 am-7pm
These times can be changed in the evening during rehearsals and shows.
Museum of Art and History
January, February, November, December: 9.30 a.m.-12 p.m. / 1 p.m.-4.30 p.m.
March, October: 9.45 a.m.-5.30 p.m.
April, May, September: 9.15 a.m.-6 p.m.
June, July, August: 9:15 am-7pm
Gates close 15 minutes before closing.
The distribution of audio guides ends 1 hour before the site closes.
The bookshop-boutique is open during Ancient Theater of Orange hours.
- Nautical Base
WAM PARK Orange Piolenc is a leisure center in the heart of Vaucluse. All the activities at the nautical base, 5 kilometers from Mas des Aigras, have been designed to suit all members of the family.
At the leisure center, you will find water activities suitable for young and old alike. The goal is to create an outdoor aquatic base with multiple activities accessible to everyone.
Articulated around two water ski lifts, a large water ski lift (full size) and a small water ski lift (twin pulleys), our leisure center also has many other activities: inflatable games (water games), towed buoy, stand up paddle, rental of floating terraces… Free activities are also available on the site: pétanque court, slackline…
The lake has a supervised beach where you can swim and enjoy warm and clear water. Picnics are prohibited inside the wampark.
If you are feeling hungry, a snack / catering point is on site. Various paninis, wraps, salads, croque monsieur, smoothies, appetizer boards, pancakes and other salty or sweet snacks, as well as drinks are at your disposal. In addition, in high season (July-August) a meal plan is offered every lunchtime.
The WAM PARK aquatic leisure park concept is a new concept for a nautical base.
The WAM PARK Orange nautical base is designed to relax and have a good time with friends or family. Two 50 m² terraces, one near the start and one further back are there to have a drink before or after the session. You can soak up the sun on our rooftop terrace with a panoramic view of all the activities. Deckchairs are at your disposal to relax and enjoy this little piece of paradise. “
In addition to being a nautical base, this new concept of nautical leisure center enlivens your Friday evenings during the high season (July-August). The WAM X’PERIENCE offers themed evenings (sometimes offbeat, always crazy) free of charge. Warm and festive atmosphere guaranteed with many prizes to be won.
BRIEF, a leisure center for the whole family, whether you are a fan of board sports or rather a fan of the transatlantic. All in a sumptuous setting and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere!
Consult their website: https://www.wampark.fr/orange-piolenc/
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