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The Legend of Roussillon – a tale of illicit love and a tragic end! 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Yesterday morning I cycled up to Roussillon for the weekly market and to sit on the wall enjoying the view and the vivid colours of the Ochre cliffs that define the village. When I arrived it was lovely & quiet and I popped into the …

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Provence's Natural Ochre Roussillon
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Revisiting Provence’s Natural Ochre Hues in Roussillon

Sabine Pinon-Amoore is an artist and a free spirit. She currently splits her time between Aureille in Provence and Byron Bay, Australia. She can hardly deny her artistic predisposition – her mother was an art restorer at the Louvre in Paris, and her father worked at the American Art Foundation (Paris). …

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Roussillon Ochre Luberon Colors
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Roussillon Ochre and The Magical Colors of the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: With tourists heading to the Luberon this summer to see lavender fields, Roussillon is along the way with it’s equally vibrant colors of red, orange and pink. These stories, fact and fiction, about the multi-colored town that inform and amuse those who venture there. …

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Roussillon the Most Colorful Village in the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Michel: I don’t think we’ve ever gone to Provence without going to Roussillon a village in the Luberon about 35 miles southeast of Sablet, and we certainly were going to make sure neighbors Bob, Darlene, Ed and Gwen got there. We love the colorful houses in Roussillon, …

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Roussillon – A Very Colorful Day in Provence

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: The Village of Roussillon “Une Journée Très Colorée”… The village of Roussillon is a tiny village filled with café’s and galleries selling pottery, art, and souvenirs.  It is a quaint little village perched on top of hillside, painted hues of orange, yellow and …

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Active ProvenceExploreJulie Whitmarsh

Luberon Cycle: Cherries, Lavender and Roussillon Ochres

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: After a couple of busy days settling back into the house and getting on top of a few things I needed to do, I decided to get back out on the bike this morning. I had an appointment with my neighbour to pop to the …

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P is for Pottery Markets

Contributor blog post by  Vaucluse Dreamer: As a mother of 2 rugby-loving teenage boys I know that there is potentially a very short shelf-life for any nice pieces of pottery in our house, which is such a pity. I must admit that both my hubby and I look forward to …

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Inntravel 10 Secrets of Authentic Provence

Steve Jack is the Communications Manager for Inntravel a company that has been offering self-guided walking and cycling discoveries of rural Provence for many years. We asked Steve if he would share his favourite spots in Provence with readers. Here, is his guest post on where to discover the secrets …

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Ochres Pigments #Provence @PhilippeGoninet
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Roussillon: Everything about the Ochres

By Philippe Goninet It has been on my check list for a long time so when I got the invite, I jumped on it. I attended on Friday a special visit of the Ochre Mine of Bruoux and the Usine Mathieu, known as the conservatory of the Ochres for an …

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Roussillon: For Art and Authors

By Deborah The red hills of Roussillon appear seemingly from nowhere as you ride along the winding road of the Luberon. Once you see it clearly, you know this tiny village is special. “How is it possible that so much red is in one place?” you say to yourself. The …

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