Tour n°2 :

From Gordes to Roussillon ... A festival of Colors and Stones !

Ochre cliffs in Roussillon, the red village !
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Detailed description

  • On our way to Gordes, we'll stop at the Bories (a gathering of huts made of piling up of dry stones ... nothing to do with Stonehenge though).
    The Senanque Abbey is worth seeing too. It's a jewel of Cistercian architecture nestled in lavender bushes.

  • Free time for lunch in Gordes, considered as one of the prettiest French villages. This village overlooks olive trees and vineyards.

  • Afternoon spent in Roussillon ("Vicus Russeolus" of the romans, which means red village) famous for its ochre (exported overseas in the past). We'll visit the Ochre Conservatory and Applied Pigment.

  • On our way back, to cheer us up, we'll stop at a wine producer's, for tasting "Côtes du Ventoux".