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Le Sentier des Ocres

Avenue de la Burliere, 84220 Roussillon, Gordes, France
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Roussillon
Type: Trails, Hiking Trails
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Prince Albert, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Breathtaking! A wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. It was a hot day but we were able to take breaks in the shade which helped. The scenery in this are is unbelievable. I can't wait to visit again.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Rousillon is over-rated and over-crowded,. The sentier is poorly curated. The whole needs more investment. Spectacularly couloured ochre cliffs. Don't bother.

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Venice, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I dislike giving negative reviews. But the Roussillon Municipality really deserves it. Travelled to Roussillon on January the 3rd, parked my car at the bottom of the village, walked up for about 1 km and found the access gate closed. Well, the site is closed on January and part of February, you shall know it ! Not really. I had... More

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Igualada, Spain
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167 reviews 167 reviews
100 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

What a stunning place this is! Very beautiful, specially when you go to the Roussillon village after visiting the Sentier des Ocres, and you see all the painted houses. Regarding to the Sentier, once you have paid the entrance fee, you can choose between two different trails, a short one, and a longer one. We did the short one, so... More

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25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

The ocre color itself is beauiful and on a sunny day, against a blue sky, it looks magnificent. The hike has many information signs with interesting facts and history. The sentier is not hard and not very hilly. However, the ocre can be a bit like sand, so don't walk too quickly because it is easy to slip on downhills,... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Nice short hike though this natural area. Not to be missed if you are visiting Roussillon. Wonderful views and photo opportunities.

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Venice, Florida
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37 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This was a walk through the ochre cliffs. Only a small part is along the cliffs, the rest is just a forest walk. You can see as much just around the village. Not worth paying for this

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Fairly easy, but lots of steps in and out with no handrail. Colorful and well worth the visit. Go early in the summer, gets hot!

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Brooklyn, New York
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The walk is not easy and I saw at least one person turn back. The views are well worth it. The cliffs are very dramatic. If you don't have time or the abilty, walk up to the ticketing area for a view of the red town and some of the cliffs.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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106 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The footpath permits one to explore a red earth landscape modelled by the sea. This ia a scenic area long quarried and then returned to nature. The town of Roussilon developed the footpath along a former sea in which the ochres formed with a brilliant mineral display.

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