A world of light in the Vaucluse
A land of ochre, light and colour, Roussillon is only 3 km from the hotel. It is the second most visited village in the Luberon after Gordes, which is also nearby. At the foot of the Vaucluse Mountains, the pearl of the Luberon is classed as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in France”, and is known around the world for its ochre quarries and superb cliffs. Prepare to have your breath taken away by the magical landscapes with their endless palette of ochre.
Things to see in the village include the stairway streets of the old town; the vaulted passages; the 17th and 18th century houses; the Romanesque Saint-Michel church, perched atop a cliff with a 360° panoramic view of the Luberon and its orientation table; the belfry of the Tour de L’Horloge; and the remains of the 10th century château.
Things to explore include the Sentier des Ocres, a trail through the old open-pit ochre quarries with their red and golden cliffs (takes 30 to 60 minutes to visit depending on the trail chosen, with explanatory panels on the formation and exploitation of the cliffs). A similar attraction is just 20 km from Roussillon, you can also discover the Colorado Provençal in Rustrel, the most spectacular ochre sites, stretching out over 30 hectares.