Begin with an amble through Roussillon itself. The town’s compact center is trimmed by multicolored homes, each facade tinted in warm ochre hues. Every Thursday morning, place du Pasquier is given over to a large Provençal market. Then it’s time to explore the otherworldly landscape that surrounds the town. Follow the signposts from Roussillon center about a 5-min. walk out of town to the Sentier des Ocres de Roussillon (Ochre Footpath, pictured above), where the remains of century-old quarries expose the neon orange countryside. ThThe footpath is open daily May-September 9.30am to 6.30pm (until 7.30pm in July & August); March 10am to 5pm; November 10am to 4:30pm; December and February 11am to 3.30pm; closed January. Admission is 3€ and free for children 9 and under. The short walk takes around 30 min., and the longer walk around 60 min.

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