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Le Sentier des Ocres

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Address: avenue de la Burliere, 84220 Roussillon, Gordes, France
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Private Provence Tour: Luberon Villages and Lavender Day Trip from Avignon
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Small-Group Luberon Day Trip from Avignon Including Roussillon Ochre Trail...

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really beautiful, great little "hike"

this was one of the many highlights from our Provence trip. Didn't expect to be wow'ed, but it was really worthwhile, and not a difficult "hike". Dress appropriately, though... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Potomac, Maryland
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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was one of the many highlights from our Provence trip. Didn't expect to be wow'ed, but it was really worthwhile, and not a difficult "hike". Dress appropriately, though. Good walking shoes, outdoor attire.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Good, short activity if you're in the area, with stunning views! Be sure to wear tennis shoes, and also, your shoes may get a little red dirt on it! I wish you could bring food in there and picnic, but its not allowed. There were 2 options of a short trail and a long trail. I was pressed for time,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

What an interesting landscape. The place is just so beautiful. The trail itself was easy and I recommend going in the fall as it was not busy at all and the weather was still mild.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

We walked the village and had great views of the ocres cliffs. I bought a plate made with the cores color, the artistry here is lovely. This is so pretty to see the beautiful cliffs and the magnificent color. This requires some walking, but worth it.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

This visit is perfect for nature lovers who do not mind a short walk among the wonderful shapes colored by orche. It is a shockingly beautiful place with shades of orange varying from bright yellowish to dark orange. If you would like to avoid crowds visit during winter period. Entrance fees less than Eur 4.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Best time to visit is 1 hour before thru 1 hour after sunset. Bring your camera, sturdy shoes and a walking stick if you use one. Disabled can not make this walk so don't buy a ticket. There are two paths to choose, a long or shorter one. From the 1st viewing area the ocher cliffs are striking and very... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

To see these ocres cliffs was the primary reason we went to Roussillon and it did not disappoint. The trail does cost 2.50 euro but worth it. You can either do a short trail or the long version. We chose the long one that said 50 minutes but it did not take that long depending on how fast you walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

The name for the town of Roussillon came from the color of the cliffs from which much of the red pigment used in paints was found. The walk takes about a half hour and offers you an easy path or a more strenuous and longer one. The entrance is just a short uphill walk from the main road located in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

This amazing spot is the place where ocher was mined for decades, and what is left behind is the most lovely soil imaginable.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

What is interesting about the park is that depending on the time of day, your perspective of the cliffs and the colors can vary. We visited late afternoon and the contrast of light between the sunlit sections and shaded area was interesting. In some ways it reminded us of our visit to the Valley of Fire state park in Nevada.... More 

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