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Le Sentier des Ocres

Avenue de la Burliere, 84220 Roussillon, Gordes, France
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Roussillon
Type: Trails, Hiking Trails
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English first
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33 reviews 33 reviews
33 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The colors are amazingly intensive. You can easily take the longer road, it is only a few turns longer. Try to get there early, as the parking places are running short and the queue at the entrance gets long soon.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Pleasant walk in the old ochre quarries, we took the longer route and saw some spectacular formations. At 2,50€ each, it wasn't a bad price, and all the signs were in both French and English. A good way to spend the afternoon, along with Roussillon village itself.

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Oakville, Ontario
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103 reviews 103 reviews
46 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful couple of hours walking and gazing at these wonderful cliffs. It is really difficult to describe the beauty and intense colour of the ochre clay. We did a section of the walk until it started to rain but our patience won out. We were rewarded with clear skies and a beautiful rainbow over the cliffs and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I visited Roussillon as a college student on a drizzly, cloudy day but always remembered the colors of the ochre cliffs. 30 years later, I was pleased to discover my memories were not exaggerated -- especially on a sunny day with the cicadas chanting in full force. Take the "long" path. My wife didn't find the paths too crowded even... More

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Gliwice, Poland
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40 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

it was a nice day out in Roussillon and the Ocres Centre. Nice views, pleasurable walk, great nature. Well developed site with nice walking paths for tourists

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Sibrina Czech republic
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stopped here on our trip in Provence.Les Ocres is very nice short walk with a scenery of red rocks arround.It is easy trip for a 45 minutes.The small town of Roussillon is build from ocres and view from trail to hilly red town is very nice,also the narrow streets and small squares in town are beautiful.If you will go... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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139 reviews 139 reviews
11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A thoroughly interesting open air museum. There is a shorter route which we took ( I would think that was enough). Spectacular colours and a most photogenic place.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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29 helpful votes 29 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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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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