Built in the time of Emperor Augustus in the first century AD, the ancient theater of Orange is offering the best state of conservation of the entire Occident. It is hence registered to the UNESCO World Heritage.
Its stage wall makes it a unique testimony to the Roman and gives the theater its exceptional acoustics.
The Museum of Orange, opposite of the entrance of the theater, is located in a former mansion of the 17th century. It has: - Outstanding remains from the Roman time: friezes of Amazons and Centaurs taken from the decor of the theater are exposed, as well as the cadastral most complete today and dating fomr the 1st century AD, - A collection of works by Albert de Belleroche, a friend of Toulouse-Lautrec is presented, - As the rebuilding of the family room Wetter, testimony about the life of an Indian textile factory.
One hour to one and half an hour allow you to appreciate the architecture of the theater. The theatre is open to visits by the following schedule: - In January, February, November & December: open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., - In March & October: open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., - In April, May & September: open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., - From June to August: open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Shows or rehearsals can change the closing times. Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.
Pets are allowed at the ancient theater. They are not allowed in the museum. Visitors are accompanied by an interactive audio guide, available in many languages.