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Le Sentier des Ocres

Address: Avenue de la Burliere, 84220 Roussillon, Gordes, France
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Nashville, Tennessee
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128 reviews 128 reviews
44 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Sao Paulo, SP
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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59 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Chicago, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lovely view in a charming town. Worth the drive from Gordes. Be careful on the return drive as there aren't many signs. We lost our GPS directions, but managed to find our way back to our cottage.

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Giv'atayim, Israel
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is the great place for short hike in the area(suitable for kids, no strollers). The rocks are very unusual and looks amazing on the sunny day. Must in the area!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This small hike takes one through the Ochre mining hills above Roussillon and can be accomplished in about an hour. There are sign plaques in French and English along the way at points of interest that explain the geology and the local history. The quarry path is steep and can be a bit slick in wet weather and does not... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Having had an interesting driving misadventure on the highway we had to detour to Roussillon by chance as there were no garage open and we didnt want to be driving for long distance..we had a tyre puncture and had to wait till Monday for a replacement as we had speciality tyres. Awoken early on Sunday morning at 7 am, we... More 

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Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

For a memorable experience, why not hike through a former quarry in Roussillon, France? The village in Provence is the world's largest ochre vein. There are different hikes and I walked the 35 minute short yellow route. At times, I felt as if I were in an artist's palette. The yellow, orange and red blends are spectacular. There are informative... More 

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