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Le Sentier des Ocres

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Address: avenue de la Burliere, 84220 Roussillon, Gordes, France
Phone Number: 0490056025
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Miracle in Roussillon

Roussillon was Europe's capital for ochre production until World War II. A stroll to the south end of town, beyond the upper parking lot, shows you why: Roussillon sits on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Roussillon was Europe's capital for ochre production until World War II. A stroll to the south end of town, beyond the upper parking lot, shows you why: Roussillon sits on the world's largest known ochre deposit. A radiant orange path - the Ochre Trail (le Sentier des Ocres) - leads through the richly colored ochre cliffs, explaining the hue of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The entire town of Roussillon is very pretty, much like Gordes. It is worth spending a bit more time here than other nearby towns, especially as it has several dining options as well. This walk at Le Sentier provides nice views of the town. You can even get Ochre Cola at the store outside!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This path just outside and above the village of Roussillon provides some explanations on geology, plants and ochre extraction, but it is above all a poetic experience to wander in the middle of flamboyant earthy colors and dark green pine trees. You have the choice of two circuits, 30mn and 50mn. You’ll have to take the longer one to reach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As it was only a few hundred meters from our hotel, we decided to take this walk before checking out. This is a must-see. Accessible to little kids, take into account that there are about 300 stairs to climb/descend. Beautiful views and scenery. Well laid out paths.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice walk that takes less than an hour - beware, some sections are steep. Great for children who can roll in the color (hard to wash out again!)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sentier des ocres is the must-see in Roussillon. An easy-walking path through the beautiful coloured cliffs, the highlight of this lovely village. Just take care of your clothes, red stains might be difficult to remove.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found it really interesting but since there is a lot of this ochre all over the place, even around the local supermarket in Apt, I don't think they should be charging admission to see it. But it wasn't that expensive to get in. There is only one main trail to go around though you can shorten it. There was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is cheap entry but why bother just to look at a red clay/ ochre hill on a very hot day, for some unknown reason it attracts heaps of tourists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Rousillon with small kids, just took the small tour about 30 minutes walk. Nice spot remember Grand Canyon in much smaller size.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during very hot afternoon but most of the walking is among trees. It is very uniq and beatiful view. Higly recomended.

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