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Le Sentier des Ocres

Avenue de la Burliere, 84220 Roussillon, Gordes, France
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Roussillon
Type: Trails, Hiking Trails
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Pretty hill top town and cliffs are wonderful colours but this place is too busy in season, parking is difficult, avoid in high season.

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Leiden, the Netherlands
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78 reviews 78 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Pretty easy hike in beautiful surroundings. We did the long hike which was easily completed within the 50 minutes that stands for it.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We loved walking the trails through the ocra mines, the colors and beauty of the area. It's a bit of a hike on a hot day, but it's a perfect break from all the wine and cheese!

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New Orleans
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Luckily we were staying in Roussillon and we went to the park early one morning. By 11:00 the tour buses were arriving and there were a lot of people touring. The park is beautiful and an easy hike. Tip: 1) go early in the AM; 2) don't wear any shoes that you don't want to get the ochre colored dust/soil... More

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Richmond, VA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I've been to similar-looking Sedona, Arizona, but this was BETTER! After a scenic drive down country roads to get to Roussillon, we easily parked in the on-site parking lot. What a beautiful site! The orange cliffs and rocks are just stunning. We paused to let our kids play in the orange dust along the trail. There is a short walk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Good value for money, very sympathetically adapted for visitors so that although there are set paths and steps they don't intrude on the views. Against the ocre, the blue of the sky and the greens of the trees are startlingly bright. Most suited to able bodied visitors at there are lots of steps.

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Holt, Norfolk
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131 reviews 131 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Just a short walk from the town centre, this is a lovely visit. Quite unique. Marvellous colours. Lots of steps. Well worth the miniscule entry fee.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

While visiting Provence we traveled thru the hill towns of the Luberon. What a treat to experience this amazing place. The town itself is just as charming as it gets...but the unexpected walking path we came upon thru the ochre trails was a highlight of the day.

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Paris, France
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135 reviews 135 reviews
53 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My first trip here was more than 10 years ago and I was just as captivated by the site this second time time around. It is a surprising site, unique and unlike anything else in France. It is amazing to think that 230 million years ago, Provence was under the sea and it is fascinating to learn how this area... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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194 reviews 194 reviews
142 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had been touring earlier in the day and were disappointed with some of the places we saw. Roussillon was the last place on our itinerary and it did not disappoint! As we approached, the rich red ochre colour of the hills struck us with awe immediately. We managed to park in the main square as it was late afternoon.... More

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