Classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Roussillon is best known for its distinctive red cliffs, created by the world’s largest known ochre deposit.

The color palette is striking, ranging from yellow to orange to pink to red. One simply must walk through the village to admire the architecture and vibrant hues, visiting a few of the numerous restaurants and art galleries - taking in the scenery of the old village square along the way.


Ocre Conservatory - an introduction to the history and uses of ochre, as well as a self-guided tour.


WEEKLY MARET is  on Thursday mornings.

SUPERMARKET options include:

Petit Casino
av de la Burlière, Roussillon

Super U in Maubec
12 km from Roussillon
Open daily from 8:30am to 7:30pm.
Sunday from 9:00am to 12:30pm

Le Clerc in Apt
8 km from Roussillon
Open Monday through Saturday from 8:30am to 7:30pm
Closed Sunday

Bakeries / Bread Shops

Maison El Garni

66 av Gabriel Péri, 38150 ROUSSILLON

Au Temps Passé

Avenue de la Burlière, 84220, Roussillon

Note that many grocery stores are closed Sundays and Monday, or have limited hours on Sunday mornings.


There are several small restaurants and cafes in Bonnieux. Listed are some of the most popular.


Le Piquebaure

Café des couleurs

La Gourmandine

Les Herbes Blanches - 5 km from Roussillon in Joucas

Le Phebus - 5 km from Roussillon in Joucas

Please note that most restaurants in Provence do not open until 7:30 in the evening. Reservations are needed in the high season, especially for groups.


Domaine de Tara

Domaine de Tara in Roussillon.

Chasson Chateaublanc in Roussillon.

Aureto in Gargas, 7 km fom Roussillon
(Their web-site is not in English, but they have very nice wine and are open 7 days a week from April through November, 10:00am to 7:00pm.)

Domaine la citadelle in Menerbes, 15 km from Roussillon.

Domaine de Marie in Menerbes, 15 km from Roussillon.

Most wineries are closed on Sundays and during lunch hours.