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Colorado Provencal

84400 Rustrel, France
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Rustrel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Swindon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A 4 euro parking fee enabled an easy access to the colourful rocks at Rustrel. There are 3 marked walks of different lengths and terrain and elevation. We chose the black 2 track which gave us a fantastic view over the coloured rocks which were lit up in the late morning sun. After a walk of about 40 minutes we... More

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Tours, France
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A must when visiting near the Luberon mountains. This Colorado is not far from Apt. A choice of 3 walks. We chose the 2 hr. Steep climb to begin with walking over rocks. Our 4 yr old had no problems what so ever running and jumping "up" the hill. Do wear appropriate foot wear,especially if its been raining. Definitely do... More

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Sydney, Australia
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187 reviews 187 reviews
17 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

A really original landscape in Provence. Beautiful colours, and an easy walk for families with kids.

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Paris
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Stunning concretoions, colors, easy walk and a bit of climbing if you so wish. Kids wear Indian (ocre) make up and slide down effrotless from dunes :-) Make sure you wear clothes which agree to remain yellow forever: dust is so thin that even the best washing does not get rid of it. Then get to Roussilon and its musuem... More

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Pernes-les-Fontaines, France
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88 reviews 88 reviews
43 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We followed other reviews on Tripadvisor's advice and went to Colorado Provencal with friends. The parking was not open so we parked for free and were able to walk at our leisure. It was a little muddy in parts from recent rains so I would check your footwear to be sure that this is water-friendly. We had previously done the... More

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Venice, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

As Roussillon was closed, we were suggested to visit this site. Called the car park and checked the opening times. We were told to take it easy: he was going to wait for us. Parking was 4 euros inclusive of the entrance to the site. We were given a map and the advice to see at least part of the... More

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Andover, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

While visiting the hill top town of Rousillion, which in my opinion is a waste of time (Tourist trap), it is worth taking a walk through Les Sentiers Des Ochres. Only a couple of minutes walk from the town centre, and with a small entrance fee, this visually startling hike takes you through old Ochre mines, used for centuries by... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
66 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Having read the reviews of both Rustrel and Roussillon we decided to go to Rustrel and were very pleased. There were quite a few school trips there the day we went, but by choosing the longest walk (5km) we had the path nearly all to ourselves. We stopped for morning tea at the White Desert and we were amazed how... More

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Bologna, Italy
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87 reviews 87 reviews
6 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

The place is really amazing, we did 2 chemins: "des Fées" and "du Shara" it took more or less 2 hours for both of them. In the first one you arrive at the top and see from there a surpising panorama and are willing to go down to walk in the desert. The second one is a desert, with so... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

This place was most unexpected and absolutely amazing. There is a small car park (unmade and no charge) and we followed the signs to 'Sahara'. You will walk down the hill where there is a leat which has been restored and then follow a footpath for about 10 minutes. It then opens out into an opening with stunning red cliffs... More

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