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The Ochre Cliffs, a Unique Landscape!

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The Ochre Cliffs, a Unique Landscape!

The Ochre Quarries are a must-visit in Luberon. Whether on foot or by bike, explore the magnificent colors of Luberon.

The Ochre Trail in Roussillon

Panorama of the Ochre Trail

The Ochre Trail, also known as the Giants’ Causeway, is an exceptional walk that you must experience. You have the choice between two routes: one taking 30 minutes and another 50 minutes. Upon arrival at the site, you will be amazed by the beauty of the surroundings 😍. Ochre is everywhere around you, generously displaying its various shades of colors.

Along each route, you’ll find explanatory panels about the geology, flora, and history of the Luberon ochre massif. You’ll also come across various stops where you can take the time to appreciate the view of these former ochre quarries.

Practical information:

  • 🚗: 10 minutes by car from the campsite
  • 🕛: Open from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • 💸: Individual rate of €3 per person

The Ochre Conservatory

Exterior Facade of the Ochre Conservatory

To delve deeper into the discovery of Ochre, you can also visit the Ochre Conservatory. The conservatory was built in an old factory in 1921. The 5-hectare site includes 4 ochre washings, 1 kiln, and 2 buildings housing 3 ochre mills. This unique place will take you through all the stages of ochre processing through a permanent exhibition and exclusive temporary exhibitions.

The OKHRA Association, which now manages the conservatory, offers guided tours as well as color-related workshops and educational activities for children during vacations.

Practical information:

  • 🚗: 10 minutes by car from the campsite
  • 🕛: Open year-round from 9 am to 6 pm, and from 9 am to 7 pm in summer
  • ⌛: Guided tours every 30 minutes

The Provençal Colorado in Rustrel

Colorado Provençal in Rustrel from Above

The Provençal Colorado, named for its resemblance to the natural landscapes of the state of Colorado in the United States, is a breathtaking trail in the Luberon massif.

Originally, the site was exploited for mineral deposits. Today, it is an important tourist destination when exploring Luberon. The trail fascinates with its exotic charm, incredible colors, and the diversity of emblematic species of the massif such as Scots pine, oaks, and cistus.

Practical information:

  • 🚗: 20 minutes by car from the campsite
  • 🕛: Open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Morning reservation required