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Roussillon - panoramic

Panorama views of the village of Roussillon in the Luberon.

 

This is the village of Roussillon in The Luberon. Famous for the yellow ochre stone that is here.

 

This was my favourite of all the villages I saw.

 

 

Roussillon is another village lying alongside the Luberon. Set on an ochre hill, the village has taken on the colours of the soil beneath it. The village top and its epaces and sites; footpaths lead to the various parts of the ancient sulphur and fiery-coloured deposits amidst the scented pine woods.

 

Views from the bottom of the hill, near the village.

 

Panoramic views of Roussillon and the valley.

 

Output version.

 

Situated at the foot of the plateau of Vaucluse, Roussillon is ranked among the most beautiful villages in France. Dominating the valley of Calavon, its houses are crowded together on a spur eroded by ravines and ochre quarries. From the summit to which the dwellings cling, the panorama extends from the mountain chain of Luberon in the south to the mountains of Vaucluse in the north. Between the horizon and the village, the nearby countryside with its coloured soil is covered with woods, vineyards, orchards and cornfields.

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Taken on May 26, 2011