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Le Sentier des Ocres

Avenue de la Burliere, 84220 Roussillon, Gordes, France
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North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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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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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The first impression is really powerfull. Beautiful cliff full of colours. The walk is not too long so you will not get bored on the way. It has two circuits one shorter and one longer. The price for the ticket is the same no matter which one you will go because it just allows you to enter the area. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A well done trail through the ochre cliffs, with informative signs along the way. Wear good shoes as the powdery ochre can be a little slippery - and it stains light colored clothes! We chose the shorter of two trails, and enjoyed the 30-40 minutes it took to walk. I echo others' comments about the lovely views and learning about... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We visited Roussillon and I was amazed by the views. If you get to the highest point, you can look over the whole valley. It's very gorgeous. We didn't do a long walk, but there are plenty opportunities to view over the valley. The whole village is full of tourist shops, so you have enough opportunities to buy some (overpriced)... More

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stopped only briefly (as we were on a whirlwind visit through the Luberon) but sufficient to take in the striking cliffs and enjoy the village. We didn't opt for the longer walk but there are a number of lookouts that give a good contrast of the ochre cliffs against the surrounding greenery.

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Les Planches-pres-Arbois, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is an amazing place if you enjoy the history of colour and the manufacture of Ochre, which was mined in this area. It is a lengthy process and after the closure of the factory, a small part of re invented and is run as it was in 1942. Not producing huge amounts. But now I see why all the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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 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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