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Roussillon a hilltop town




Roussillon is easily one of the most picturesque and enchanting villages in Provence, and a must-visit destination for any first-time visitor to the region.

From the moment you arrive, you'll be struck by the dramatic ochre cliffs, the winding streets lined with colorful houses, and the charming boutiques and cafes that line the village center. Whether you're interested in exploring the rich history and culture of the region, hiking through the beautiful countryside, or simply relaxing and soaking up the peaceful ambiance, Roussillon has something for everyone. And with its convenient location near other popular Provencal destinations like Gordes and Avignon, it's easy to make Roussillon part of your next trip to this incredible region of France.

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Here are some of the top things to do in Roussillon:

1. Visit the Ochre Trail - This is a must-visit attraction in Roussillon. The Ochre Trail is a stunning hiking trail that takes you through the beautiful rust-colored cliffs that the village is famous for.

2. Explore the Village - Roussillon is a small village that is full of narrow streets, colorful houses, and charming shops. Take a stroll through the village and explore the local boutiques, art galleries, and cafes.

3. Visit the Sentier des Ocres - This is another great hiking trail in Roussillon that takes you through the heart of the village's ochre quarries. The trail is easy to follow and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

4. Visit the Conservatoire des Ocres et de la Couleur - This is a museum dedicated to the history and production of ochre in Roussillon. The museum is filled with interesting exhibits and displays that showcase the village's rich history and culture.

5. Visit the Notre-Dame de la Roche Chapel - This is a beautiful chapel that is perched on a hill overlooking Roussillon. The chapel offers stunning views of the village and the surrounding countryside.

Overall, Roussillon is a magical destination that is filled with many amazing things to do and see. Whether you are a history buff, an art lover, or just someone who loves to explore charming villages, Roussillon has something to offer everyone.

The hilltop town

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Aside from the ochre quarries, Roussillon boasts plenty of other attractions for visitors to enjoy. The village is home to a number of art galleries, showcasing the works of local artists, as well as artisanal shops selling everything from pottery to lavender products.

There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes where you can sample the delicious local cuisine, including the classic Provençal dish of ratatouille. Whether you're an art lover, history buff, or simply looking for a charming village to explore, Roussillon has something for everyone.

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A colourful house in Roussillon

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A visit to the Ochre Trail and the Ochre Quarries is a must-do activity when in Roussillon.

The Ochre Trail is a natural path that winds through the stunning clay cliffs of Roussillon, displaying a range of stunning colors from reds to yellows and browns. The trail is approximately 2km long and takes around 30 minutes to walk, but you can take as long as you like to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and take plenty of photos.

The Ochre Quarries are where the ochre pigments were extracted from the ground, and you can still see the remnants of the quarries today. The ochre color is everywhere and you'll feel like you've been transported to another world. There are numerous walking trails around the quarries that provide stunning views of the surrounding area. The colors are at their most vibrant in the early morning or late afternoon when the sun is low in the sky, so try to plan your visit to coincide with these times.

It's worth noting that some of the trails can be a little steep and challenging, so wear appropriate footwear and take plenty of water with you. Additionally, there is a small admission fee to access the Ochre Trail and the Ochre Quarries, but it's a small price to pay for such a unique and unforgettable experience. A visit to the Ochre Trail and the Ochre Quarries is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Roussillon and witness a unique landscape that you won't find anywhere else in the world.

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Hotels in Roussillon

Hotel Le Clos de la Glycine

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The hotel it is conveniently located in the center of town.Making it easy to explore this picturesque village on foot.

Discover all that Roussillon has to offer with Le Clos de la Glycine as a base.

All hotel's guestrooms have all the conveniences expected in a hotel in its class to suit guests' utmost comforts. In-room facilities include air conditioning, desk, hair dryer, in room safe, television, mini bar.

Guests can experience the high standards of comfort while staying at this luxury Roussillon hotel with everything they need right on the site such as bar/pub, restaurant, business center

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The hilltop town

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Strolling through the village's picturesque streets and alleys

One of the must-do activities when visiting Roussillon is strolling through the village's picturesque streets and alleys. The village is known for its unique and colorful buildings, which are made from ochre pigments found in the surrounding hills. These buildings range from bright yellows and oranges to deep reds and browns, giving the village a warm and inviting atmosphere.

As you wander through the streets, you'll come across charming little squares, fountains, and hidden corners that are just begging to be explored. The village is quite small, so you can easily cover its entirety on foot. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, as some of the streets are steep and uneven.

One of the highlights of a stroll through Roussillon is the panoramic views of the Luberon Valley and the surrounding countryside. As you wander higher into the village, the views become more spectacular. You'll find plenty of benches and lookout points where you can take a break and soak in the scenery.

Don't forget to stop by the many artisan shops and galleries that line the streets. Roussillon is known for its arts and crafts, particularly pottery and ceramics. Many of the shops offer unique and handcrafted souvenirs that you won't find anywhere else. Overall, a leisurely stroll through the streets of Roussillon is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the village's charm and beauty. Take your time, explore the nooks and crannies, and simply enjoy the relaxed pace of life in this enchanting corner of Provence.

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