Roussillon, a unique Luberon walk
Roussillon walk in this iconic Luberon village
The Roussillon ochre trail:
Roussillon, a small Luberon village, attract thousands of tourists every year thanks to the cheer beauty of this colourful village but also thanks to its unique localisation: indeed, the village is settled on an ochre quarry. This quarry, one of the largest ochre deposits in the world, with the likes of Rustrel and Bruoux close-by.
The quarry, in activity until the middle of the 20th century used to provide global demand of this pigment. The ochre, that give unique colourations from light yellow to bloody-red, used in many different sectors. In Roussillon you can see the extent of the use of the ochre as, you will see whilst you will walk in the streets of the city, the many coloured houses that are in the city centre.
A beautiful village
Considered and certified as "one of the nicest villages of France” (Plus beaux villages de France), Roussillon is a wonderful stop in your itinerary in Provence. This unique village, that harbours a small market every Thursdays, will give you the Provençal experience many tourists look for: hot and sunny weather, beautiful luberon landscapes, a unique and colourful city centre and a local and authentic market!
Our walking and cycling tours in Roussillon and its area: