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“Yup, it's Red”

Le Sentier des Ocres
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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...
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Impressed by the beginning rock formations and a couple of others during the long path, but mostly it's just a path of soft red sand through the woods. Some pretty wildflowers, lots of ups and downs and about 50 steps going back up to the top at the end. The long track is said to take about 50 minutes, but without rushing it took me about 35-40. Luckily, it wasn't expensive. Nice family walk, and pleasant, but not what I was expecting from the description. The cemetery at the end was very interesting though...don't miss that with its beautiful backdrop of Rouissillon. Pay for parking in the town...if you can find a parking spot that is.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

We did not have time (or energy) to take the hike, but it was lovely to look at from high above in the town. The town is tiny but charming and, again, so different looking from other ancient French villages of the area. Do take this detour.

Thank Andrew K
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

We were lucky to visit this site off-peak season as I'm sure it's not the same experience if it is crowded. The colour of the sand and rocks is incredible. What a surprise! It is a short walk around the Sentier and well worth it. It's definitely just a nature walk and the information on the signs is rather short, but it's fun to visit. Well worth it just for the colours of the sand.

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Enjoyable hike through the former ochre quarries - even on a warm summer day. We did the 2.5 euro tour since did not plan on going to the Ochre Conservatory. A reasonably well curated tour with interpretive signage explaining the history and uses of ochre. About a 45 to 60 minute hike on the longer circuit through a world of sculpted spires, cliffs and ridges.Appeared to have all the variant hues of ochre from brown to red orange to yellow. Also try to view the cliffs Mont Rouge and Rue de La Poste. Good photo ops from Rue de La Postre. Good photo ops of the village from the area just outside the entrance to Le Sentier.

This is a memorable attraction!!!

Walk the village. After all it is a beaux village

Parking could be an issue. We ended up in the parking lot north of town called St. Michel. It is a hike up a steep roadway just to get back into town.

3  Thank WC-Travelers-75
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

We enjoyed walking through Roussillon itself as it is a very pretty village. My husband and two kids enjoyed the walk at Le Sentier des Ocres and the kids managed to come back a rather nice color!! The walk itself is not overly taxing but it does get hot. Parking can be a bit of a mission on busy days.

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