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From the A7 take the exit Avignon South, then the direction of Apt via the N100.

Discover the ochre village of Roussillon, a wonder of the Vaucluse region

Roussillon village in video

Village de Roussillon

Situated in the Luberon, at the foot of the Monts de Vaucluse, the village of Roussillon is surrounded by beautiful countryside. It is considered one of the most impressive villages in France - Roussillon is one of the "must-sees" in the Luberon, and is well worth a detour.

The great ochre deposit of the Luberon

Sentiers des ocres de Roussillon

Situated in the heart of one of the biggest ochre deposits in the world, Roussillon is famous for its magnificent red cliffs and ochre quarries. The red, yellow and brown shades of the earth form a striking contrast with the lush green pinetrees. The vivid blue of the Provencal sky and the exceptional quality of light make this a magical site.

Village d'ocre de Roussillon

It is like an artist's pallet, with the infinite combinations of colours varying from yellow to purple with all the shades of pink and red inbetween. Situated in the heart of one of the biggest ochre deposits in the world, Roussillon is famous for its magnificent red cliffs and ochre quarries.

The “sentier des ocres” (The ochre trail)

Mairie de Roussillon

You will become acquainted with Roussillon's unique natural history while walking along the ochre pathways. You can also learn about how the ochre is treated and used in the building industry by visiting the "Ecomusée de l'Ocre", situated in an old ochre factory. Most impressive!

One of the most beautiful villages in Provence... and France!

Auberge à Roussillon

From your first steps in the village of Roussillon, you will be captivated by its charm and its atmosphere. You will stroll with pleasure in the picturesque maze of its alleys and small squares. The facades of the houses magnificently illustrate the result obtained by the ochres.

Roussillon dans le Luberon

The colors vary subtly from light yellow to flaming red, while the doors and windows are dressed in contrasting colors. Roussillon is visited calmly as if to taste it ... from the lower town to the summit of the Castrum and its impressive panorama, each detour and nook will amaze you.

What to do in Roussillon Art galleries and restaurants

Restaurant à Roussillon

Numerous artists, naturally, have been seduced by Roussillon: Jean Cocteau, Carzou, Buffet, Ambrogiani... to name a few. You will discover several art galleries and studios, and a number of excellent restaurants where you can appreciate the talent of chefs well-known throughout the region.

Map of Roussillon, 84220

To help you find your way around Roussillon, we have provided an interactive map of the village of Roussillon, which even works on mobile phones. We have included our recommended accommodation in the village of Roussillon so that you can locate it before making a reservation.

Roussillon or Rustrel?

Rustrel and its famous "Provençal Colorado" is another village in the Luberon famous for its ochre deposits. If you're hesitating between the two, the "Colorado Provençal" is a lovely family walk in the heart of nature among the ochre and Roussillon, a superb ochre-coloured village, is well worth the diversions. Our advice: do the "Colorado Provençal" from Rustrel early in the morning and have lunch in one of Roussillon's many restaurants, then stroll through the village's ochre streets in the afternoon.

Our photographs of Roussillon

At the bottom of this page you'll find a slideshow of photos taken in Roussillon by our team. This will give you an idea of the beauty of this ochre village and inspire you to spend a weekend or holiday here.

What to see

Ochre cliffs.
Saint Michel chef.
Clock tower.
Roads and facades in the village.

Leisure activities

Hiking and mountain biking.
Tennis. Petanque. Mountain bike hire.
Arts and crafts, art galleries and summer festivals.


In the middle of scrubland and lavender in an authentic Provencal farmhouse
charming rooms and suites air-conditioned with private terrace facing the beautifull village. Heated pool, jacuzzi hammam

127€ - 260€

Bed and breakfast

4 charming guest rooms including 1 suite, in a quiet hamlet. Private closed parking, garden with trees, swimming pool, wifi, beds 160 x 200 - Table d'hôtes.

85€ - 95€

Bed and breakfast, 3 guest rooms en suite bathrooms including 1 family suite, spacious, air-conditioned, comfortable beds 160X200. Each with private terrace, independent entrance. Pool. Outdoor summer kitchen, table d'hôtes.

80€ - 125€

Holiday rentals

Magnificent property combining Provencal traditions and modernity, 5 bedrooms with bathrooms, private pool, large garden and several terraces, gym, close to small shops, beautiful views of Provence

310€ - 800€


Bed and breakfast.
Vacation rentals.

Roussillon en Provence.
Ocres de Roussillon.
Chemin des ocres de Roussillon.
Restaurant à Roussillon.
Le village d'ocre de Roussillon.
Roussillon Luberon.
Village de Roussillon.
Eglise de Roussillon.


Joucas (5 km), Goult (7 km), Gargas (7 km) and Gordes (12 km).

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