Visits in southern France

Ochers, the "Colorado Provençal" technicolor way

A meeting between nature and the human labour, the land is fiery red, orange sometimes. Furthermore she can pull also towards the yellow or even green. The ochers colour the landscapes of the Luberon. Following the withdrawal of the sea there are several million years, the accumulated limestone deposits were converted into ocher sand under the heavy rain effect. Ocher was first used for cave paintings, and was rediscovered during the Revolution and marketed during a century in the world for its unchanging coloring properties. Natural pigment, ocher comes back in force, reviving many activities related to the painting, decorating, pottery and construction. 

 Do not miss the Colorado Provençal in Rustrel, the ochers of Roussillon near Gordes, Bruoux mines.

The Conservatory of ochers is a magical place with wonderful color video about ochers realised by the website www.provenceguide.com 

Detailed sheet: visits of Apt and the colorado Provençal

Detailed plan: ochers of Luberon (recto) and the colorado Provençal (verso)


L'Oustaou du Luberon - La Tuilière 84530 Villelaure
GPS : 43.723152 Nord 5.431159 Est
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