Â Roussillon is a beautiful village to visit with some great architecture and shops. Most of the buildings are an ochre color-hues of yellow, rust, brown, pinkÂ and gold-and it is lovely to behold. Roussillon was the main place to mine ochre used in paint and to dye cloth until a synthetic way to produce the color was found. The earth and rocks surrounding the village are various shades of ochre and you can see where alot of mining has been done. They even sell the colored dirt in jars and you can use it to paint with.
Here is one of the cliffs seen from the village.
Â This doorway is seen in many guide books of Provence. It has been freshly repainted from the old faded one that was there for years.
Â This very nice lady is the artist of the posters you can see in front of her. She lives in the building where she sells her art. I have one of her posters framed on a wall. Most of them are of Provence and the Roussillon area but she has branched out into paintings of Paris. The one behind her is of les Deux Magots on Blvd St Germain. No posters of those yet but I will buy one when there is.
Â A gate to a hill leading up to the chapel at the top and a very fabulous view.