3 OCHERS NATURAL SITES
Overlooking the Luberon valley, Roussillon is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Its picturesque setting is marked by ocher cliffs bordered by lush landscape.
The facades of the houses covered with yellow, orange and red completely set Roussillon apart from the other villages of the Luberon.
It is the only village where dry stone does not dominate, so what a surprise when you discover this colorful village in the heart of the Luberon dotted with vineyards, lavender fields, cherry trees and olive trees !
Without a doubt, with its ocher colors, Roussillon is an atypical and unmissable village in the Luberon that no other village can match, because it is here that the largest ocher deposit in the world is found.
Climb and lose yourself to the top of the village to admire the view as far as Mont Ventoux, stroll through the small alleys. Dotted with warm colors of orange and gold.
The Unmissables :
- The Ocher Path
Appreciate its stops allowing you to indulge in daydreaming : from which the sea is at the origin ...
- The Ocher Conservatory - Mathieu Factory - ÔKHRA
Visits, Internships, training all year round.
Ôkhra Conservatory of Ocher. In 2020, the Conservatory of ocher will become the ecomuseum of ocher.
The Mines of Bruoux
Come and discover the Mines de Bruoux in Gargas and set off on a journey to the heart of the ocher of the Luberon ! Vertiginous cliffs with flamboyant colors and a gigantic labyrinth of underground galleries make up a unique and mysterious setting where human labor mingles with the natural beauty of the Provencal landscape.
Visit these ancient quarries, monumental remains from the glory years of the ocher industry, and enter a maze of galleries more than 40 km long and 15 m high !
The guides of the Mines de Bruoux will accompany you on an underground course of 650 m where you will approach the geological, historical and industrial riches of this preserved place.
The famous Provençal "Colorado"
Colorado Provençal owes its name to the diversity of its shapes and colors.
This beautiful visit will allow you to combine the joys of hiking with the discovery of the industrial heritage, shaped by six generations of ocher trees and iron miners.
Located between the Luberon mountain to the south and the Vaucluse mountains to the north, these old ocher quarries were once used for natural pigments, paints and dyes.
An open-air work of art for a total change of scenery !
Between cliffs, creeks, chimneys and hills, a variation of colors will amaze your eyes ranging from yellow, red, orange, brown ochres to green and mauve !
Take the many hiking trails, they will offer you an incredible spectacle for your eyes! They will lead you to incredible rust-colored boulders, golden cliffs and red Fairy Chimneys.