Best Things to Do in Roussillon, Provence

By Vero

Walking through the Historic Center

Stroll through colorful houses, explore Place du Pasquier, Place de l’Abbé Avon, and Place de la Forge, and admire the rebuilt tower with stunning views.

Visit the Place de la Mairie

A picturesque hillside village with traditional houses and charming squares like Place de la Mairie. Relax at cafes and enjoy the postcard-perfect Town Hall Square.

Head to the Church of Saint Michel

Visit the Saint-Michel church on the cliffside with 17th-century façade and paintings. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Luberon mountains.

How to Get to Roussillon

By Plane: Fly to Montpellier or Marseille-Provence airports, then take a bus or train to Cavaillon or Avignon. From there, catch a local bus to Roussillon. 

By Car: Easily reach Roussillon by car from Avignon (50 minutes) via D900 or from Carpentras and Salon-de-Provence via nearby highways and local roads.

Walking the Sentier des Ocres

Choose from 30-minute or 1-hour routes through ancient ochre deposits, discovering stunning landscapes shaped by wind and rain.

What to See Nearby Roussillon

Explore Lourmarin, a charming medieval village with beautiful squares, alleys, and Provencal cuisine.

Avignon, 35 miles from Roussillon in Provence, boasts a powerful history and impressive Gothic buildings.

View the Ecomuseum of Ochre

Learn about the industrial history of ochre, from Roman times to local production, and explore restored washing systems, ovens, and mills.

Where to Stay in Roussillon

Hotel Les Ambres:

Located 1.5km from Roussillon village. Offers 17 Provencal-style rooms, free wifi, swimming pool, and tennis court.

Les Sables D'Ocre

Situated in Luberon natural park, a 5-minute walk from Roussillon. Features outdoor pool, terrace, and secure parking. Perfect for cycling and walking.

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