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While Provence is more a state of mind than a place – you can't actually point to Provence on a map – the hilltop village of Roussillon is exactly what visitors think of when they say they want to visit Provence. Picturesque, compact, colorful and with astounding views of the countryside, this village in the Vaucluse couldn't be more charmingly Provençal if it tried.
The almost candy-like colors of the buildings come from the surrounding earth; Roussillon lies on one of the largest ocre deposits in the world and has prehistoric origins. After a stroll around the village, take the Giants' Causeway (Sentier des Ocres), a cliffside trail loop that features the bright orange sands and plenty of forest to explore.
Roussillon is in the Vaucluse départment of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region, about an hour east of Avignon. Its hilltop location means there are no trains that arrive there; cars are best. There is parking outside the village, which is pedestrian-friendly. The Giants' Causeway trail costs 2 euro per person to enter.
Address: Roussillon, France
4 Tours and Activities to Experience Roussillon
Discover Provence’s lavender fields and enchanting villages with a 5-hour trip from Avignon. Travel through the countryside by comfortable coach, marveling at the bursts of color that make up the region’s Mediterranean landscape. See the ochre quarries of Roussillon, visit the hilltop town of Gordes and enjoy a refreshing walk in Fontaine de Vaucluse. The small-group format ensures a custom experience for all!
Maximize your day and enjoy the best tour in Provence with a professional guide. Discover the most beautiful landscapes and the most beautiful villages of Provence aboard a comfortable vehicle. Meet your private professional guide wherever you want in Provence. Explore the heart of Provence and the villages of Lourmarin, Roussillon, Gordes, Senanque Abbey and the Lavender Museum with your guide-lecturer. Your guide is at your disposal for the duration of the tour.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Live a local experience in one day with our guide who will accompany you through country roads and ocher landscapes to live an adventure and discover the Luberon mountain bike. Join us in one of our two agencies (Apt or Bonnieux) to pick up your ATVs and meet our guide who will guide you throughout the discovery. You will appreciate the landscapes and the beauty of the Luberon thanks to roads and paths specially selected by our guide. Born in the region, he will know how to best inform you throughout your stages. Your trip will lead you to the famous Ocher Trail and you will be able to see olive groves, vineyards or, in season, lavenders as far as the eye can see. In order to guarantee you an uncompromising excursion we offer high performance electric assisted mountain bikes. You will enjoy the best of the 2019 range from GIANT.
Discover the highlights of Provence on this private tour and maximise your time with a customisable itinerary that includes many of the most popular regional attractions. Visit Luberon towns including Fontaine de Vaucluse, Gordes, and Roussillon; explore the Provence villages of Les Baux de Provence and Saint Remy de Provence; and marvel at the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard.
Taking safety measures
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Roussillon?
The best ways to experience Roussillon are:
- Provence Picturesque Villages Small Group Day Trip from Avignon
- Private Day Tour of the Villages of Provence
- Want to adventure? Book your electric mountain bike with Guide - 1/2 day
- PRIVATE Full Day Provence Villages and Historical Monuments Walking Tour from Avignon
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