Le Colorado Provencal

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19 January 2022  |  Nature

Colorado Provencal

Colorado Provençal is an unmissable site in Provence. Orange sediments form amazing landscapes reminiscent of certain places in the United States.

Located in the town of Rustrel in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Hikes in Provençal Colorado

The Sahara circuit:

A 1 hour walk for 2 kilometers, the walk is accessible for everyone, with the family, but also for the less athletic.

It covers more than 30 hectares and is located in the heart of the Vaucluse forest.

The Belvedere circuit:

This hike goes through the Sahara circuit to climb the hills to enjoy different views of the Colorado Provencal. Distance: 4km - 2h walk.

Colorado Provençal

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An old farm

In the 17th century, the site was exploited on these natural ochres. Today, it is mainly synthetic dyes that are used.

The site is now wild and it is easy to walk between the cliffs. A mixture of magnificent colors, between the red/orange of the land and the verse of nature and the surrounding forests.

Colorado provençal

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Practical information:
  • Access to Colorado is now paying, parking prices vary depending on the type of vehicle

  • Free visits with the possibility of taking a guide in season

  • Compulsory health pass

  • Approaching the cliffs is prohibited

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