A colorful village in Provence: Roussillon

united_kingdomRoussillon is a beautiful hilltop village in Provence region of France.

It’s located close to Bonnieux si Lourmarin (the villages I showed you in the last post) and yet is so different from them! The colors here in Roussillon are intense yellow, orange or red.

The village stands on an Ochre deposits, therefore the beautiful terracotta colors of the houses come from the pigments of ochre used in the paint.

romania_flagRoussillon e un mic sat in regiunea Provence a Frantei.

Desi aflat la 15 minute distanta de Bonnieux si Lourmarin (satele cu case din piatra alba ce vi le-am aratat in postarea trecuta), Roussillon e total de diferit de acestea. Satul se afla pe un depozit de Ocru, de aceea casele din Roussillon sunt colorate in culori vibrante de galben, portocaliu sau rosu, datorita pigmentului de ocru folosit in vopsire.

Va las cu pozele sa va convingeti de frumusetea acestui loc.


The Village of Roussillon

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lavender in provence

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roussillon vaucluse

roussillon town

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green bench in Roussillon vaucluse

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porte painted door in roussillon france

red house in roussillon vaucluse

roussillon souvenirs

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The Ochre Deposits in Roussillon / Depozitele de Ocru din Roussillon

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roussillon ochre mine

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Video in Roussillon made with a GoPro 3+

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