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Le Sentier des Ocres

Avenue de la Burliere, 84220 Roussillon, Gordes, France
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$119*
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$150*
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Provence Le Grand Tour
92%
Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Roussillon
Type: Hiking Trails, Trails, Outdoors
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Houston, Texas
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176 reviews 176 reviews
59 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Yes, this is a touristy village but frankly, I don't know which village isn't somewhat touristy as they all cater to tourists in some way or the other. I don't understand the sentiment against "touristy" when you, yourself, are a tourist. It's not like you're a local. We are a family with two little kids. This natural attraction with a... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

le sentier is enjoyable. What you should avoid is Roussillon all together. It is a super touristy place, with pizza parlors and souvenir shops everywhere. It feels like being in a small disnayland. If you would like to visit the luberon pick a little town off the tourist path and enjoy the real Provence.

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Los Angeles, California
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you are in Provence you must visit. We took the longer hike, about 1.5 miles, and were awestruck by the beauty of this place. The red rock formations are reminiscent of the Grand Canyon. Absolutely spectacular!

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