Roussillon is one of the most beautiful villages in Provence and for that reason it is often crowded with tourists - but go towards the late afternoon when they've all gone and it's your beauty to behold.
The numerous craft shops, art galleries and friendly cafes bestow life and atmosphere to a village which is frequented by artists who are attracted to the light of sunset glistening on the famous ochre-built houses and church tower.
The ochre quarries outside Rousillon have been eroded by the wind into weird and wonderful shapes.
Rousillon lies 7 miles to the east of Avignon, deep within the Luberon valley. No public transport goes anywhere near the village so you really need your own car to get there (take the Cavaillon exit off the A7 motorway).
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