Day trip, from Colorado Provençal to Ocher path

Day trip, from Colorado Provençal to Ocher path
There are two hikes to choose from, the first lasting around 1.5 hours and the second lasting 2 hours. In either case, there is no need to rush. Capture forever these unique settings in your mind or thanks to your camera, especially when you pass at the level of the “Sahara” and the “fairy chimneys”, two emblematic places of Provençal Colorado which still have great surprises in store for you.
Family walk at the Provençal Colorado in Rustrel

The ocher trail

In Roussillon too, it seems to look like the Grand Canyon! In fine weather, the color of ocher blends wonderfully with the blue sky and the green trees that shade the trail. What you will observe is the astonishing result of the work of water, of the wind, but also of the hand of man, over the years.
Once again you will have the option of choosing between two loops, one of 30 minutes and the other of about an hour, each very well marked and suitable for children. But only the longest route gives access to the Giants Causeway, a place so breathtaking that the words we choose won't be strong enough to describe it.
For the curious, educational panels will guide your exploration to learn a little more about the geology, the vegetation and the history of this geological curiosity.
Whether you decide to discover the Colorado Provençal or the Sentier des Ocres, consider wearing good shoes that are, ideally, not white. The ocher dust has the unfortunate tendency to get stuck everywhere!
The ocher path of Roussillon

Visit the village of Roussillon

How about extending this sweet day by visiting a village ranked among the most beautiful in France? Roussillon is a pretty village perched on a hill in the Lubéron, whose flamboyant ocher colors perpetuate the visual pleasure of past escapades. We quickly give in to the authentic charm of Roussillon, offering a journey through the time with its farandole of 18th century houses, its 19th century belfry and its 11th century church ...
At each new alley and at the top of each staircase, our gaze lingers on the facades and on these colors that never cease to surprise us ... Between the beauty of this village and Art, there is only one step , and Roussillon is also home to many art galleries.
visit of the provençal village of Roussillon

A unique experience around color

Our path continues on leaving the village of Roussillon with a visit to the Conservatoire des Ocres, a place of memory and traditions. In both fun and rewarding workshops and guided tours, you will delve into the history of ocher harvesting and making, while learning about color creation and painting techniques. The buildings of the old Mathieu factory have been completely restored; they now offer visitors the opportunity to relive all the stages of raw material processing.
visit the ocher centre of Roussillon in Provence
Would you like to escape to Provence to discover ochres and its other natural resources ? All of our rental holiday houses and villas with private swimming pool are ideally located around Mont Ventoux to allow you to visit the treasures that Provence abounds.
View on the beautiful rental villa in provence with private ppol and stunning view