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Walking in the Luberon Roussillon for Coffee

Although we always like to think that every day in Provence is warm and sunny, that isn’t the case. Winter in Provence can mean sunshine & blue skies one day, then heavy snow the next. See the photo of Simiane-La-Rotonde in the snow below. When I threw open the shutters …

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Beautiful Colourful Ochres Roussillon
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The Beautiful Colourful Ochres of Roussillon

Another Beautiful Village Friends and others headed to Provence often ask where they should go during their once in a lifetime visit to Provence. It is a hard question as most visitors have only six (6) days since they usually arrive on Saturday afternoon and depart the following Saturday morning; …

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A Visit to Provence and Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

By Barefoot Blogger There’s a new obsession running around in my head: “visit as many of France’s ‘Les Plus Beaux Villages‘ as I possibly can.”  So far, I’ve seen only 10 out of some 156 “authentic” Les Plus Beaux Villages. I have a lot of traveling to do. Les Plus …

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Don’t Miss the Ochre Cliffs of Roussillon in Provence

By Michel: We rarely go to our home in Sablet without taking a day trip to Roussillon, a village in the Luberon about 35 miles southeast of Sablet. We never tire of seeing this colourful village, tinted by 17 different colours of ochre that used to be mined here; this makes Roussillon unique …

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Author Samuel Beckett’s Roussillon
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Discovering Author Samuel Beckett’s Roussillon in the Luberon Valley

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: The red hills of Roussillon are an inspiration for artists, but I had no idea how many famous authors came to visit Roussillon. On my first visit to Roussillon, while riding along the winding roads of the Luberon, it amazed me to see the massive red …

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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 and The Magical Colors of the Luberon

With tourists heading to the Luberon this summer to see lavender fields, Roussillon is along the way with its equally vibrant colours of red, orange and pink. These stories, fact and fiction, about the multi-coloured town that inform and amuse those who venture there. The French commune of Roussillon is …

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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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