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Address: Avenue de la Burliere, 84220 Roussillon, Gordes, France
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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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Unique and enjoyable!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

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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Nashville, Tennessee
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44 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Le Sentier des Ocres (literally, the Ochre path) is almost an anomaly in the Roussillon region. The unique color of its sand not only gives it its name, it also has the potential to stay with you for a long time—make sure not to go wearing anything that’d you wouldn’t want ruined. Another issue that you may have with visiting... More 

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Helsinki
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

You cannot believe how beautiful this is before visiting the place. In the village of Roussillon you find the former sand minding place. The sand is of special quality with a high quantity of iron oxide which gives the yellow, orange, ocra colour to the sand. Now a days the place is secure to visit and really a beauty. You... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Nice, but i think better just walk around in the village. So, go there, just id really have time or if you wiill come back twice to the village.

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Houston, Texas
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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
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18 helpful votes 18 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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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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