The Charming Vino con Vista Town of Orange is a UNESCO Site in France

Deutsch: Logo UNESCO-Welterbe (Deutsche Version)

Deutsch: Logo UNESCO-Welterbe (Deutsche Version) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Triumphal Arch of Orange (Vaucluse, France)

Triumphal Arch of Orange (Vaucluse, France) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Deutsch: Ehren- oder Stadtgründungsbogen in Orange

Deutsch: Ehren- oder Stadtgründungsbogen in Orange (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Orange is a charming town in France with a mainly agricultural economy. The famous town is known because the Romans left their mark there; Orange is often cited as having the most impressive Roman architecture still standing in Europe.

“Situated in the Rhone valley, the ancient theatre of Orange, with its 103-m-long facade, is one of the best preserved of all the great Roman theatres. Built between A.D. 10 and 25, the Roman arch is one of the most beautiful and interesting surviving examples of a provincial triumphal arch from the reign of Augustus. It is decorated with low reliefs commemorating the establishment of the Pax Romana.” UNESCO

The town’s Roman theater and Triumphal Arch of Orange and surroundings were classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1981.

In addition, the town’s Museum holds the largest marble cadastral Roman maps ever discovered. Orange’s lovely cobble-stoned pedestrian roads, plazas, and fountains make it a charming place to visit.

Here’s an aerial shot of the site:

http://www.unesco.org/archives/multimedia/?pg=33&s=films_details&vo=2&vl=Eng&id=922The Charming Vino con Vista Town of Orange is a UNESCO Site in France

Learn more about UNESCO at www.vinoconvistablog.wordpress.com

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