Roussillon - the ochre jewel of Provence


Roussillon a beautiful village in Provence French vacation ideas

Roussillon is a must-see village in Provence. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, it sits on one of the larges ochre deposits in the world. 

Roussillon a beautiful village in Provence French vacation ideas ochre ocher

A most impressive display of ochre cliffs are easily visible from the entrance to the village, carved and weathered over the centuries

Roussillon a beautiful village in Provence French vacation ideas

Roussillon a beautiful village in Provence French vacation ideas

Roussillon a beautiful village in Provence French vacation ideas

A village to be explored on foot, through narrow paths between glowing ochre buildings.

Roussillon a beautiful village in Provence French vacation ideas

Roussillon a beautiful village in Provence French vacation ideas

The facades of the village houses are all shades of red, orange, purple and yellow, echoing the natural beauty which lies beneath.

Roussillon a beautiful village in Provence French vacation ideas

Roussillon a beautiful village in Provence French vacation ideas

Roussillon a beautiful village in Provence French vacation ideas

Brightly painted shutters in pale blues and minty greens make this charming village even more enchanting and photogenic. 

Roussillon a beautiful village in Provence French vacation ideas

For more information about this stunning village, visit the Roussillon village site

Image credit: Chez Pluie

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