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Olivier Ortega

Your passion in life?

“I’m passionate about architecture and the harmony of form.”

Your favorite in the south of France?

“The city of Marseille, its districts, the ports, the beaches of the Pointe Rouge.”

3 tourist experiences in the region that you particularly like?

  • Discover or rediscover the Palace of the Popes and its recently renovated gardens
  • The Avignon Festival and its shows 
  • The gardens of Saint-André Abbey in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon

Your advice for our guests?

“Look up at the facades, looking for details that help you understand the history of a building and its transformations. Observe the shape of a cornice, a mullioned window…”

Music found in your travel playlist?

“Cum demerit (Nisi domus ) performed by Andreas SCHOLL.”

Your little grain of madness?

“Trying everything, pushing the limits and getting out of my comfort zone.”

Your favorite local dish?

A brouillade with black Carpentras truffles.”

If you were a tourist attraction in the region...

“Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, for its historic centre, the plaine de l’Abbaye, its architectural wealth and the ever-present natural environment.”

Olivier Ortega 2

Architecte at Archi & Associés