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Address: Avenue de la Burliere, 84220 Roussillon, Gordes, France
Phone Number: 0490056025
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Small Group Provence and Lavender Museum Day Trip from Avignon
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Provence Afternoon Half-Day Trip from Avignon

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Brilliantly vibrant town in the Luberon region

Beautiful, beautiful town in the Luberon region of Provence. We visited on a clear blue sky day and were gifted with some incredible photos of the brilliant red stone contrasted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Bridgewater, Canada
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Bridgewater, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, beautiful town in the Luberon region of Provence. We visited on a clear blue sky day and were gifted with some incredible photos of the brilliant red stone contrasted against the green trees and blue skies. Highly recommend this town for a visit for a leisurely stroll or if photography is your thing. Everything is just a feast for... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The colours of the ochre are amazing, with bright yellow and red contrasting in small areas. All this against blue skies and assorted greens is quite something. You can do the short walk(25 mins) or the longer one (55mins). There are instructions for how to wash your clothes should you mark them, but if you have children I recommend you... More 

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Bern
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The different shades of red, brown and yellow are pretty amazing and spectacular. One is simply not used to walk in a forest of olive green pine trees while the pathway is red.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Ochre everywhere. Colours from light yellow to dark red. Never thought that badlands can be that beutiful

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Tasmania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It's all really well organised. Parking is sorted, the entrance made easy, simple nicely worded interpretation in English. But despite that, the walk doesn't actually feel overly orchestrated. In fact for most of it we felt quite alone and able to enjoy the beautiful path in the quiet. When we did come back to the start and saw the kids... More 

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INDIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

What a wonderful walking trail, in the beautiful little town of Rousillon. My wife and I opted for the shorter walking circuit and the views of the ocre cliffs are quite simply dramatic and staggering. The vibrant colors ranging from yellow to orange are attributable to a natural phenomenon where iron oxide deposits lead to pigmentation of the rock and... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Amazing little place in the middle of Provence. Just park anywhere and walk around. Have a cup of coffee at a street cafe and enjoy people-watching.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Great spot to spend an hour or so. Everywhere you turn you see yellow, red, terra cotta, orange, and sand colored exposed hillsides. Two primary walking trails -a 30 minute loop and a 50 minute loop. In addition from the viewing platforms you can easily see for miles in any direction. Great little information boards that explain the origin of... More 

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This place is extremely interesting, beautiful to experience! We enjoyed every step, with amazing views all around. Boards with text in French and in English are very informative. Even the longer of the walks goes by very quickly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I shared the trip with 3 other friends and thus we hired a car + driver to go round Provence from Avignon. But I HAVE to mention Roussillon because I couldn't forget its first sight - after a series of convoluted small roads through high stone walls, you saw this village neatly packed with houses and a church in the... More 

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