There’s no better way to start this post than with a lovely photo of a handmade glass apple, that looks quite like a pumpkin, taken while discovering this lovely village: Roussillon. After all, it is Halloween.
Roussillon is a village unlike any other. It’s located in the “Lubéron” and is part of the former région: Languedoc-Roussillon (which can still be seen and heard about today, even though the régions were further divided and now Roussillon is in actually in Occitanie) in the Vaucluse department in the south of France.
It’s the second most visited village in the Lubéron – and for good reason!
5 Raisons to get orange in Roussillon:
- Le sentier des ocres. Roussillon offers dazzling red, orange, and yellow hues of natural ocre lined cliffs.One can’t get orange without taking a hike through the sentier!The path is easily marked; however, be sure to wear your hiking boots as the ocre can be a bit slippery. I made the mistake of wearing sneakers.
- The Roussillon architecture. The ocre façades blend well with the colorful shutters that line its windy cobblestone streets.
- The ice-cream that is just steps from Le sentier des ocres.There’s nothing more satisfying than having some gelati to cool off after a hike in le sentier des ocres.
- The cleanliness. Believe it or not, many villages and cities in France can be quite…dirty. Dirty can include (but is not limited to) animal fecal matter that is literally everywhere. With initiatives such as free dog poop clean up bags, Roussillon is far from being sale.
- The wine. Roussillon offers the largest wine area in France! The Roussillon wine is often seen as: Vin d’Oc (wine from the Région d’Occitanie). Roussillon (and the région) wine is unique because various grapes are blended together directly in the vineyards – this blending gives the wine a powerful bold and fruité flavor. In addition to its unique wine, Roussillon also offers beer and the infamous Pastis 51. Though, when making a beverage choice, trying the wine is a must.
After having visited Roussillon, I have to agree that Roussillon really is one of the most beau villages in France. ♦
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Saint Augustine.
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- Chapitre 1: A Mariage in Jacksonville Beach, FL
- Chapitre 2: An Encounter Célèbre in Savannah, GA
- Chapitre 3:
DartToothpick Throwing in Memphis, TN
- Chapitre 4: Sleepy Seals in San Diego, CA
- Chapitre 5: A Taste of the Sweet Soleil on Mission Beach in San Diego, CA
- Chapitre 5 1/2: Images from San Diego, CA
- Chapitre 6: Filipino Fast-Food in National City, CA
- Chapitre 7: An Amazing Aventure in Anaheim, CA
- Chapitre 8: A Célébrité Sighting in Hollywood, CA
- Chapitre 9: Around the World in Las Vegas, NV
- Chapitre 10: Happily Hula Dancing in Honolulu, HI
- Chapitre 11: Mardi Gras in New Orleans, LA
- Chapitre 12: A Dauphin Sighting in Panama City Beach, FL
- Chapitre 13: A Thrilling Tubing Expérience in Knoxville, TN
- Chapitre 14: Alligators, Craw-Fish, & a Lighthouse in Tybee Island, GA
- Chapitre 15: St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah, GA
- Chapitre 16: A Milestone in Memphis, TN
- Chapitre 17: Abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France
- Chapitre 18: Nothing but Nifty Beaches and Musées in Nice, France
- Chapitre 19: A Day of Soleil and a Yellow Submarine in Monte-Carlo, Monaco
- Chapitre 20: Parfait Scents of Lavande in Eze, France
- Chapitre 21: Déception in Saint-Tropez, France
- Chapitre 22: Climbing through the Château in the Comte of Monte Cristo in Marseille, France
- Chapitre 23: Peddle Boating in Les Gorges du Verdon, France
- Chapitre 24: An Adventure Afoot in Lourmarin, France
- Chapitre 25: Modern Art Found in a Castle in Lacoste, France
- Chapitre 26: Orange Covered Shoes in Roussillon, France
- Chapitre 27: Rebirth in Paris