Roussillon in Provence
Roussillon Luberon village
Roussillon is a village in the Luberon Regional Park, more exactly between the massif of the Luberon and the Vaucluse Plateau, it is built a few kilometers away from the road between Apt and Avignon.
The landscape around Roussillon is a surprising beauty. The village sits on a wooded hill covered with deep green pine trees. Under the blue sky, the earth explodes in a firework of colors.
The Oches of Roussillon are known since antiquity: the name comes from Roussillon "roussoulus" which means "red path" in Latin. The earliest known inhabitants of the village of Roussillon has a Greek origin, towards - 450 BC. Roussillon is ranked among the most beautiful villages in France.
Map of Roussillon and Provence: GPS coordinates N 43°54'10'' - E 5°17'32''
The Conservatory of ochres and pigments appliedis installed in the old factory Mathieu for everything about the operation of the tan, its use, its geological provenance. Des ateliers et des animations sont organisées pour les enfants. Workshops and events are organized for children.
Accommodation in Roussillon and nearby
• selection of cottages for your stay Roussillon on the Provence's B&B portal
• Website of the Tourist Office: www.roussillon-luberon.com
Location: 318 meters above sea level, 1,200 inhabitants, 5 miles from Goult, 6 miles from Apt, 6,5 miles from Bonnieux, 6 miles from Apt, 6,5 miles from Murs, 7 miles from Gordes, 10 miles from Ménerbes, 24 miles from Avignon.
texte et photos © Vincent Flachaire