Le Sentier des Ocres, Gordes

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Le Sentier des Ocres lies within the Natural Regional Park of Luberon, in southeastern France. The ochre color of the large deposits of clay around the village is striking. Walk down this path to see a spectrum of different shades, from yellow to orange to a deep red. Add Le Sentier des Ocres and other attractions to your Gordes trip itinerary using our Gordes trip planner.
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  • A delightful, interesting site with spectacular cliffs and shapes of quarried and weathered ochre deposits. Very well maintained steps and walk ways with a choice of ‘short’ or ‘long’ walks through.....  more
    A delightful, interesting site with spectacular cliffs and shapes of quarried and weathered ochre deposits. Very well maintained steps and walk ways with a choice of ‘short’ or ‘long’ walks through.....  more »
  • We went on the longer Ocre trail - approx 1 hours walk - and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Well signed paths to follow. 
    We went on the longer Ocre trail - approx 1 hours walk - and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Well signed paths to follow.  more »
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  • The ocherfields are a nice place to visit if you're in the neighborhood. It is an old mining site where they would mine ocher colored rock. The fields stretch quite far and make for some beautiful landscapes. The nearby town is also worth a visit, as it is very colorful, with all building being made out of or being colored with the stone from the fields. Do keep in mind that the walking routes through the fields are relatively short. These fields are also a big tourist spot, so you'll want to keep that in mind when visiting. If you visit early in the day and outside of the tourist season, you'll probably have a better time enjoying the ocher fields.
  • Gorgeous!! So fun to walk around in nature for a bit. Wear closed toed running shoes to avoid getting the orange sand all in between your toes. It was hot, but there was shade from the trees. Easy hike, but there is a long staircase that you must take to do it. A few local touristy shops at the top sold fun Provence keepsakes & water bottles. There’s also a potable water fountain at the top. Parking was an outdoor lot just before the hike (there were signs) for €3. After the hike, we walked around the town of Roussillon with more unique shops & narrow, red-walled walkways. Definitely recommend adding this to your itinerary!

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