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Roussillon - Place Camille Mathieu - toilet

A walk around the stunning French village of Roussillon in the Vaucluse.

 

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.

 

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.

 

The deep ochres used in the construction of this hilltop community are stunning. No other village looks so warm and rich, so harmonious and inviting. It hues come from at least 17 shades of ochre discovered in and around the village, notably in he dramatic former quarries along the Sentier des Ochres. The quarries are to the east of the village.

   

Taken from DK Eyewitness Travel: Provence & The Cote D'Azur

 

Down this side is Place Camille Mathieu.

 

Camille Matthieu was mayor of Roussillon from 1892 to 1941.

 

They have "super loos" down here.

 

Toilet cubicles.

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Taken on May 26, 2011