Roussillon is famous for its red and ocher rocks which have been used for making pigments for centuries. Our walk took us along the sentier des ochres (first three pictures), then to the old town of Roussillon where, not surprisingly, most buildings were painted in reds and ochres.
There is also a place they call Colorado de Rustrel – a bit off Roussillon so it was not really part of the walk (but it fits into this post’s theme, pictures five and six).
However, l’usine d’ocre Mathieu (Mathieu’s ochre factory) is so close to Roussillon’s town centre that it can be visited on foot (last three pictures).
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3 thoughts on “Les ocres de Roussillon”
Heading over from Jo’s Monday Walk – great photos and fabulous colours, I really like the first three shots 🙂
Came over from Restlessjo’s blog. I’ve visited Roussillon and Lourmarin in 2012 when I visited my daughter who used to live in Martigues about 1 1/2h away. It’s a beautiful area.
Totally fabulous! Especially as I am sitting in a café in damp, drizzly Leeds, waiting to collect our car from our son and head ‘home’. For just a little while longer, we hope. 🙂 🙂 I’m intending to post a Monday walk next week, if I can find time and energy. Thanks for this!