The Vaucluse bus line (number 84) serves Orange as well as a number of surrounding towns including Vaison-la-Romaine and Avignon. The town’s train station is a few minutes walk to the east of the town centre and is served by the high speed TGV, although local train links, for example from Avignon, are cheaper.
Orange is full of restaurants to explore, providing the opportunity to sample traditional Provencal cuisine. The restaurants in the main square offer the cheapest meals, but for not much more money you can sample some excellent French cuisine. Le Forum, on rue Mazeau, has received countless rave reviews, with diners calling it the highlight of their trip.
The biggest event in Orange is its internationally renowned opera festival, Chorégies d'Orange, held in August every year. It began in 1869, and was rebooted in 1971, becoming an overnight international success. The event is held in Orange’srestored Roman amphitheatre and has hosted operas such as Tosca, Faust and Carmen to critical acclaim.
Did You Know ?
Once William the Silent, count of Nassau in Holland, inherited Orange the House of Nassau-Orange, which secured Holland’s independence from Spain. William III of Orange became King William III of England. The town now lends its name to the Oranges in New Jersey and the Orange Free States in South Africa, giving the town an international legacy.
Tourist office - http://uk.otorange.fr/
Roman theatre - http://www.avignon-et-provence.com/provence-tourism/roman-theater-orange...
Provence tour - http://www.holidayz.com.au/historical-activities/avignon/e9206/private-p...