Orange is a city in France, in the Vaucluse department, on the left bank of the Rhone, 21 km north of Avignon.
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Orange is known in France for its hot climate. It was named by the Gauls Arausion after one of the Celtic gods. Under Augustus, it became one of the most flourishing centers of Roman Provence, but in the 5th century it was plundered by the Visigoths. Since the XI century - an independent county, and then the principality of Orania, which in 1530 passed to the Dilenburg branch of the Nassau house.