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Le Sentier des Ocres lies within the Natural Regional Park of Luberon, in southeastern France. The ochre color of the large deposits of clay around the village is striking. Walk down this path to see a spectrum of different shades, from yellow to orange to a deep red. Add Le Sentier des Ocres and other attractions to your Gordes trip itinerary using our Gordes trip planner.
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thankfully we visited this place as we did not know exactly what to find there , but fortunately we crossed the right people and told us to visit . The magnificent variety of ocres you find ther I...
thankfully we visited this place as we did not know exactly what to find there , but fortunately we crossed the right people and told us to visit . The magnificent variety of ocres you find ther I... more »
A delightful, interesting site with spectacular cliffs and shapes of quarried and weathered ochre deposits. Very well maintained steps and walk ways with a choice of ‘short’ or ‘long’ walks through..... more
A delightful, interesting site with spectacular cliffs and shapes of quarried and weathered ochre deposits. Very well maintained steps and walk ways with a choice of ‘short’ or ‘long’ walks through..... more »
We went on the longer Ocre trail - approx 1 hours walk - and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Well signed paths to follow.
We went on the longer Ocre trail - approx 1 hours walk - and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Well signed paths to follow. more »
The ocherfields are a nice place to visit if you're in the neighborhood. It is an old mining site where they would mine ocher colored rock. The fields stretch quite far and make for some beautiful landscapes. The nearby town is also worth a visit, as it is very colorful, with all building being made out of or being colored with the stone from the fields. Do keep in mind that the walking routes through the fields are relatively short. These fields are also a big tourist spot, so you'll want to keep that in mind when visiting. If you visit early in the day and outside of the tourist season, you'll probably have a better time enjoying the ocher fields.
Gorgeous!! So fun to walk around in nature for a bit. Wear closed toed running shoes to avoid getting the orange sand all in between your toes. It was hot, but there was shade from the trees. Easy hike, but there is a long staircase that you must take to do it. A few local touristy shops at the top sold fun Provence keepsakes & water bottles. There’s also a potable water fountain at the top. Parking was an outdoor lot just before the hike (there were signs) for €3. After the hike, we walked around the town of Roussillon with more unique shops & narrow, red-walled walkways. Definitely recommend adding this to your itinerary!
Colorado in Provence as they’re commonly known is indeed a colourful treat to our eyes. The combination of several coloured soil types in one little place accessible by hiking is an interesting experience in itself. Located in the cute town of Roussillon, they’re one of the tourist attractions in the region of Luberon. The town is pretty cute as well. All houses are coloured with the same local pigments. One can reach there by car easily. Roughly an hour drive from Aix en Provence using highway A7. Dedicated parking is available for cars and camping vehicles. Be aware that reservation required in the month of July and August to visit this place. There are little lavender fields in the town at a walking distance. Dont Forget to buy colour pigments if you love to paint. There are many vineyards in this region to explore. Note: the place becomes really hot in summers so be prepared for such weather and carry a lot fluids and fruits for hiking trail. Hiking trails are well marked (yellow or red).
We, on a road trip went to Roussillon, in the Colorado part of the Luberon. It's a beautiful part of France. The whole town is in varying shades of ochre, high up on a mountain (like all other villages around here).
pay attention to the opening hours, they received me at 2 pm. and it was closed, many people turned away in disgust, but I was undeterred and they climbed the hill and found another beautiful path unfortunately, most of the trek is outside of this area, but a short distance away nad free
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