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The Provence specialists | As a couple, family or small group , discover Provence !
The Provence specialists | As a couple, family or small group , discover Provence !
The Provence specialists | As a couple, family or small group , discover Provence !
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The Provence specialists | As a couple, family or small group , discover Provence !

ROUSSILLON

Welcome in Roussillon, one of the most beautiful villages in France and who like to boast about it originality, in Provence this village is a rebel, he doesn't want be like the others. Gradually as we are approaching the village, the lands and the hills become full of colors, over here every houses are red, orange or yellow. A local legend explain us that the ground of this country became red like the blood after a terrible and tragic love story, an another legend tell us that the Titans burned the ground to punish the inhabitants for their desobedience, but whatever the story, today the small village of Roussillon is shining with provocation on all of the Luberon and on the others villages around, who seems less extrovert. It's the ochre who give this red color to the ground since one hundred ten million years, the Greek and the Roman civilization already used the ochre for paint their pottery, but it's during the eighteenth century that Roussillon became a real eldorado; the painters and the dyers are attracted by the color. Today the mines of ochre are close, but the artists are still here, perhaps because each vues in Roussillon seems to be an inspiring image. In fact the reality about the colors of the village doesn't come from the gods, but from the desire of the inhabitants to keep their old traditions, that why each of them is proud to paint the walls of their houses with the colors of their land.