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day trips & excursions
Luberon | Ecotourism | Ecotourism

The ochers of Roussillon

Description
 

In his 12 seat calèche you will enjoy a true trip through time, along some small provençal paths.

You will crisscross the Luberon Natural Regional Park in your calèche, following the rhythm of the horses, encountering a unique heritage: the ochers of Roussillon

The ochers are the result of a unique geological formation which originated more than 230 million years ago, creating a soil with unique red and gold colors covering the mountain of the Luberon with a silky and shimmering finery.

The natural formations of ocher and its use by man will no longer be a secret for you.

You will explore how the ochers are extracted and you will visit the decanting tanks.

Program / Schedule of the day
 

Over the course of the day we suggest :

- A visit to the ocher quarry

- A visit to the Roussillon village

- A visit to the Ocres trails and mines of Bruoux

- A stop in the village of Roussillon with, if you so desire, a picnic lunch prepared by a chef with local and organic products.

The return will take place at the end of the day with the discovery of the landscapes, fauna and flora which flourish in the Luberon.

Useful informations
 

A travel voucher will be given to you to indicate the time and place of the meeting.

Public : General public

Level : All levels

Minimum number of participants: 8 people

Duration: 6 hours - from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Valid

This outing can be enjoyed from April to the end of October on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Optionally

Organic picnic basket: 20€

Option of making a reservation in a restaurant, according to your tastes and desires.

Situation

This theme day takes place in the Luberon Natural Park

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Accommodation

Not included

You may reserve the lodging of your choice in the vacation rental columns, hotels and B&B.
Restoration

Option of reserving either a picnic basket or a restaurant of your choice in Roussillon.

Supervised

Ollivier (with 2 LL) is a passionate person who learned how to ride before walking.

He will be very happy to show you the Luberon at the rhythm of his horses’ steps, while demonstrating his love for his land.

He speaks : French, English, Spanish and Provençal.

This price includes

A promenade in calèche from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Entrance fees for the sites visited (The mines of Bruoux, the Conservatory of Ochers (OKHRA)

The path of the ochers of Roussillon     
This price does not include
Personal expenses

Drinks

Meals

Transportation