PROVENCE Day 2: Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, Gordes e Roussillon

 Senanque Abbey

Senanque Abbey is a Cistercian Abbey not so far from Gordes. It was established in 1148, and it has the typical  Romantic architecture. It is composed by the main Church, a cloister and a dormitory.

In the middle of the summer you can see vast fields filled with lavander flowers!

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Roussillon

We moved to Roussillon around 15.00. I had high expectations about this town and, fortunately, I didn’t get disappointed. Moving closer to Roussilon, the landscape changed and we observed huge ochre rocks around us, plus, houses were painted with different shades of ochre, as well.

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If you like hiking You can’t miss a long walking through this landscape in the wild nature, I suggest to go to Sentier des ocre. The ticket is cheap, only 2.50 € per person.

It seems to be on Mars, especially if you go in the afternoon when the colours of the rocks are more intense.

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At a certain point you will arrive to a fork and you will chose between 2 different paths: the yellow one is the shortest path (1 h), while the red one is the longest. It’s up to you!

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Stay tuned!

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USEFUL INFORMATION

  • This is the official site of Roussillon and  “Le sentier des ocres”: Office de tourisme, you will find many useful information about the city and the route.

Where to park:

Where we slept:

  • Nizza: Hôtel Du Baou A few miles from Nice, we only recommend it if you are in the car and you can move freely. Cheap hotel suitable for short stays.
  • CavaillonB&B Les Vigneres, Super super recommended !! Cheap, great location as a base, very nice owner and super helpful and above all cleanliness and quality of the impeccable structure.

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