Roussillon in Vaucluse

Roussillon

Ochre region

Roussillon is listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France and is set at the heart of the world’s biggest ochre region. The ochre can be found on the fronts of the houses edging the cobblestoned streets. Outside the village, you can walk the ochre route, taking you through the stunning landscapes of the former ochre carries where water, wind and man have sculpted the rocks that show surprising forms like the fairy chimneys. A visit to the ochre museum of Roussillon may not be missed, to discover all the secrets of this warm shaded rock, so typical for the region, as well as its exploitation.

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