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20 January 2024  |  Nature , Culture

Discover Roussillon, the colourful village in Provence !

Roussillon, a pretty village nestled in the heart of Provence. It is an explosion of colours, an ode to history and Mediterranean nature. Facing the Luberon, at the foot of the plateaus of the Monts de Vaucluse, the village of Roussillon is surrounded by sumptuous landscapes. Ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, Roussillon is one of the places to visit in the Luberon Regional Natural Park.

Colourful Quarries

Roussillon is located in the heart of the largest ocher deposit in the world to which it owes its fame. Red, yellow and brown are available in the middle of this green nature and pine forest.

The Ocher Trail

You can discover the unique natural heritage of Roussillon through the ocher trail and understand the work of processing these pigments for building and decoration by visiting the "Ocher Ecomusée" installed in a former ocher factory.

A stroll through the streets

Get lost in the narrow streets of Roussillon, where every corner reveals a new surprise. The facades of the houses are decorated with aged wooden shutters, the artisan shops invite you to discover unique local creations, and the small shaded cafes.

One of the most beautiful villages in Provence

You will be amazed by the charm that emanates from Roussillon. You will stroll with pleasure through the picturesque maze of streets and squares of the old town. The facades of the houses magnificently illustrate the result obtained by the ochres. In the narrow streets you will discover beautiful houses decorated with aged wooden shutters, artisan shops invite you to discover unique local creations, and small shaded cafes offering a moment of relaxation on the terrace.

Surrounding nature

Roussillon is surrounded by generous nature, where you can hike the trails that wind through the hills and lavender fields. With every step, breathe in the fragrant air, observe the local wildlife, and marvel at the panoramic views of the Luberon valley.

Art and Crafts

The village is home to many artists and artisans, attracted by the inspiration provided by this exceptional natural palette. Many artists were naturally seduced by Roussillon: Jean Cocteau, Carzou, Buffet, Ambrogiani... and many others. Local art galleries display works that capture the spirit of Roussillon, while ocher workshops immerse you in the process of creating these magical pigments.

Roussillon, with its unique combination of colors, history and nature, is a true Provençal treasure. Each visit leaves memories imbued with the warmth of the sun, the gentleness of the wind and the timeless beauty of this ocher village. Explore Roussillon, let yourself be captivated by its charm and let your senses get lost in this living canvas in the heart of Provence.

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Amélie Roca

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