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Le Sentier des Ocres

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Address: Avenue de la Burliere, 84220 Roussillon, Gordes, France
Phone Number: 0490056025
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An Artist's Point Of View

Walking through the Ochre path, with colors and light, Each step took me through an amazing experience as an artist. I was inspired to create.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking through the Ochre path, with colors and light, Each step took me through an amazing experience as an artist. I was inspired to create.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ochre is the pigment used in paints and other applications. It was quarried here and in nearby areas. This trail hike is right at one end of Roussillon the village, and has hikes of varying lengths to chose from. The colors are startlingly bright and in great variety. Very worthwhile. You can also hike at Colorado Provençal, another quarry in... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so impressed specially with natural colors produced from those deposits for painting! This is village with unique beauty and this tour with tourist guide is named 'orange tour'. We were dressed in orange color :-) and enjoyed a lot watching those impressive colorful deposits.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very fun visit to an old city that happens to have red soil and rocks. Be prepared to spend a few hours walking around the city and then down the main street (past the church on your left) into the red soil area. Very family friendly, low cost fun. I would recommend that you bring a change of clothing and... More 

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Leonding, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

to fully appreciate this hike you should choose a day with sunshine and I would recommend either morning or afternoon for a smooth light if you want to take pictures. There is a small fee. no dangerous spots, easy also with smaller children - nevertheless attention is always necessary.

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Heathrow, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Le Sentier des Ocres La Provence has been almost a dreamed-mythical area of France since I read enthusiastically all books and novels from famous British writer Peter Mayle. Lets say that he was responsible, in part, of the renewal of interest on Provence, not only for British, but for people from all over the world. La Provence is not just... More 

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We hiked around this amazing scenery left behind after the quarry mining of ochre which provides colour pigment to the local architecture. There are several different walks of varying lengths and fantastic views of a myriad of reds, yellows, oranges, beige and browns. Not to be missed if you are in the area.

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Opp, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We only covered part of this incredible place, but so thankful that we did! It was quite easy to walk here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Highly recommend the long walk. It really showcases ochre and the colors through the different areas. Nice signs explain some of the history and uses of ochre and its significance. Beautiful areas and just a very peaceful walk. I would suggest going earlier when it is a little quieter (a couple tours were coming when I was leaving a little... More 

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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

The path through these hills is easy to navigate and well worth the visit. You will get some great photos among the orange and yellow hills. Stop in the town after your late morning walk for lunch. Plenty of small restaurants from which to choose.

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