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Le Sentier des Ocres, Gordes

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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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  • Entrance to this site park is via the car park in the centre of Roussillon where you collect a map giving the option of walking the short (apparently 35 mins) or long (55 mins). Take the long unless.....  more
    Entrance to this site park is via the car park in the centre of Roussillon where you collect a map giving the option of walking the short (apparently 35 mins) or long (55 mins). Take the long unless.....  more »
  • Short 20-30 min walk through a Provencal forest. For people from Colorado and Utah it will be familiar territory, on a minuscule scale. Still, it's good the step out of the car once in a while and... 
    Short 20-30 min walk through a Provencal forest. For people from Colorado and Utah it will be familiar territory, on a minuscule scale. Still, it's good the step out of the car once in a while and...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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).

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