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Address: Avenue de la Burliere, 84220 Roussillon, Gordes, France
Phone Number: 0490056025
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The "Grand Canyon" of the Luberon

What a wonderful walking trail, in the beautiful little town of Rousillon. My wife and I opted for the shorter walking circuit and the views of the ocre cliffs are quite simply... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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135 reviews 135 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful walking trail, in the beautiful little town of Rousillon. My wife and I opted for the shorter walking circuit and the views of the ocre cliffs are quite simply dramatic and staggering. The vibrant colors ranging from yellow to orange are attributable to a natural phenomenon where iron oxide deposits lead to pigmentation of the rock and... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Amazing little place in the middle of Provence. Just park anywhere and walk around. Have a cup of coffee at a street cafe and enjoy people-watching.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Great spot to spend an hour or so. Everywhere you turn you see yellow, red, terra cotta, orange, and sand colored exposed hillsides. Two primary walking trails -a 30 minute loop and a 50 minute loop. In addition from the viewing platforms you can easily see for miles in any direction. Great little information boards that explain the origin of... More 

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Switzerland
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27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This place is extremely interesting, beautiful to experience! We enjoyed every step, with amazing views all around. Boards with text in French and in English are very informative. Even the longer of the walks goes by very quickly.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I shared the trip with 3 other friends and thus we hired a car + driver to go round Provence from Avignon. But I HAVE to mention Roussillon because I couldn't forget its first sight - after a series of convoluted small roads through high stone walls, you saw this village neatly packed with houses and a church in the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Le Sentier des Ocres (literally, the Ochre path) is almost an anomaly in the Roussillon region. The unique color of its sand not only gives it its name, it also has the potential to stay with you for a long time—make sure not to go wearing anything that’d you wouldn’t want ruined. Another issue that you may have with visiting... More 

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Helsinki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

You cannot believe how beautiful this is before visiting the place. In the village of Roussillon you find the former sand minding place. The sand is of special quality with a high quantity of iron oxide which gives the yellow, orange, ocra colour to the sand. Now a days the place is secure to visit and really a beauty. You... More 

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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Nice, but i think better just walk around in the village. So, go there, just id really have time or if you wiill come back twice to the village.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The views and colors here are spectacular. It is quite a bit of up and down to get into the area on a path and boardwalk, and then the walk itself is a lot more up and down. But you can go to the first several main viewing areas and turn back before you start the long downhill walk through... More 

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Roussillon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

In the heart of the ochre massif, deposited by the sea many millions of years ago, and of the village of Roussillon, visit a landscape created by the extraction of 40,000 T. of this pigment into the 20th century. All the geological and industrial periods are explained in French and in English.

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