The Ochre Cliffs of Roussillon, Provence, France

Roussillon, a Provençal village located in the Luberon regional park, is listed as one of the most beautiful in France, and with good reason. Situated atop the ochre cliffs that were mined from the late 18th century until the 1930s, it offers fabulous views of the yellow and orange cliffs against a backdrop of the verdant agricultural valley below. Wandering the quaint streets of adobe colored buildings is a delightful way to pass a pretty afternoon.

Don’t miss the Sentier des ocres (the ochre footpath) at the edge of town with 35 and 50 minute loop trail options. When the sky is blue this small park, a former quarry, glows a brilliant orange. The artisanal ice cream shop on the way to the entrance of the Sentier has a super creamy selection.

May 13, 2013

For links to all the posts in this series see the Other Destinations page.

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