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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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Sydney, Australia
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170 reviews 170 reviews
15 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

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

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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
57 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
5 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Brookline, Massachusetts
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222 reviews 222 reviews
72 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

I was not prepared for this. My friends told me it was a simple walk. I left my water and sunblock in the car. Big mistake. At least I wore sneakers! The helpful guides at the beginning told us about the 3 different paths we could take...something like 45 minutes, an hour and a half, or a two hour walk.... More

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Ottawa, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011

We stumbled on this beautiful site while visiting friends in Rustrel. What a find! The hikes are beautiful, and so much more peaceful than Roussillon where you're often overrun with other tourists. There are other hikers around but it seems to be a reasonably undiscovered spot. Lots of different paths to take - we did the "Cheminée de Fées" which... More

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