The village of Roussillon is one of most beautiful of France and the second most visited in the Luberon after the village of Gordes. With its festival of ochre colors and hill-top position, it is one of Provence’s jewels. It is hard to depict the true splendor of Roussillon. 17 shades of Ochre paint the village’s houses. Imagine the amazing contrast with the green pines, blue sky and red cliffs…
Roussillon, with its history, vineyards and unique location, is the French savoir-vivre at its best.
In the region of Provence, between the mountains of the Lubéron and the Vaucluse, Roussillon sparkles with ochred light. Discover this unique mineral treasure of surprising blazing colors, right in the heart of the world’s most important ochre deposit.
To visit : the XIth century parochial church Saint Michel, the tower of the ancient ramparts, with a gothic passage and XIXth century bell tower, Saint Jean castle, the mill, the Ochre and Applied Pigments Conservatory located in a former ochre manufacture.
Recommended activities : the ochre trail (entrance fee) will lead you to the "Giants' Causeway", walking through natural chimneys and several majestic sites carved by water, wind and man.
Provençal market : Thursday morning.
Festivities : the Ochre Day celebrations on Ascension Day. Traditional cow feria on the last sunday of July. International festival of string quartets in the summer. Illumination of the cliffs during the summer. Many exhibitions from April to October.
Nearby : the typical Provençal markets of Gordes (15min)
The secondhand market in the town of Isle on Sorgue (15min)
Hiking in the natural reserve of the Luberon
Golf de Saumane (15min)