Red for Roussillon

Sunday, April 17, 2016
  • PROVENCE EXPLORER
  • PROVENCE EXPLORER
  • PROVENCE EXPLORER
  • PROVENCE EXPLORER
  • PROVENCE EXPLORER

This medieval village of Luberon stands out with stunning arrays of red, crimson and orange colours. Sitting atop the Mont Rouge (”Red Mountain”), it occupies a strategic position overlooking villages and the valley. Roussillon seems to be trapped in the past as no development has been permitted since the Luberon has been declared a natural reserve.
Ochre pigments found in the ground give the rock formations and Roussillon’s façades this unique red colour. It was also the economic base of the village until shortly after World War II. It is now all yours to discover (better early morning or in the evening for the light). Stroll down the streets of Roussillon, admire the view from the view point or hike in a Bryce Canyon-like setting. Embrace the colours of Provence.