Are you looking for a nature destination? in the Vaucluse, discover the village of Roussillon. This authentic village unveils its treasures to visitors who discover it. In one of the most beautiful villages in France, you take the time to live. Located near old ochre mines, this village has a red colour that makes it unique.

Do you want to take advantage of your vacation to try your hand at new outdoor sports and leisure activities? Numerous hiking trails leave from the village, with routes suitable for beginners as well as experienced walkers. There is no shortage of nature activities in the Vaucluse area. Would you like to take part in a climbing course, for example? Would you like to try your hand at tree climbing?

From the beaches and creeks of the Mediterranean Sea to the upland grasslands of the alpine valleys, the plurality of climates and terroirs in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur offers a wide range of specialties. The area around Roussillon invites you to enjoy tasty excursions to discover regional producers and markets. Vines also grow in the Luberon. You can taste tasty wines and visit the best local vineyards.

Churches, squares, fountains, wash houses, monasteries, castles… You can also discover a local heritage full of surprises. The Roussillon Tourist Office will give you information on the activities to try and the tourist sites to visit. You wish to stay in Roussillon or in the surroundings of Roussillon? You prefer to stay in a campsite, in a bed and breakfast or in a hotel? We can help you book accommodation in the region.

One of the most beautiful villages in France

Roussillon in the Vaucluse is one of the most beautiful villages in France. This label rewards privileged and preserved destinations, with heritage and architectural qualities, and communes that are committed to preserving their heritage. Walking through the streets, you can admire houses from the 17th and 18th centuries.

You will be seduced by the charm of this popular village, which offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding area. You can also discover, nearby, the ochre mines of Colorado Provençal of Rustrel.

The Luberon Regional Nature Park

The establishment of the Luberon Natural Park was essential in view of the varied landscapes it shelters. Between vineyards, meadows and wooded areas, valleys, hills and mountains, you will admire landscapes as diverse as they are picturesque. During your hikes, you will be able to meet a little less than 300 species of vertebrates (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish…). Ornithology enthusiasts can notably spot rare birds of prey, or small birds such as the spring wagtail, the elegant goldfinch or the pecker bunting. On the nature side, the Luberon can also be discovered by taking the Voie Verte du Calavon. From Robion to Castellet, this 37-kilometre cycle route follows the route of an old railway line. The Luberon is home to picturesque classified villages, which you can easily visit from Roussillon.

Ôkhra – Ecomuseum of ocher

The former ochre factory in Roussillon allows visitors to discover the history of ochre, the coloured pigments used to colour houses, clothes, objects, prepare paints for paintings, etc.

This museum is accessible to children and adults, and combines a visit with practical workshops. You should allow about 1h30 to visit the museum.

You can also discover a shop, where many articles related to ochre are sold : dyes, pigments, tools, watercolour boxes, books…

  • Address : Ôkhra, Écomusée de l’ocre, 570 Route d’Apt, D104, 84220 Roussillon
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Practical Information

Located near Apt, the village of Roussillon welcomes you with its ochre-coloured houses.

  • Location: less than 50 kilometres from Avignon, and about 60 kilometres from Aix-en-Provence
  • Accommodation: hotels, chambres d’hôtes, bed and breakfasts, campsites…
  • Market day: every Thursday from 9am to 12pm.
  • Tourist Office: (+33)4 90 05 60 25
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