Roussillon holidays, Provence Holiday rentals - villas & holiday homes to rent in Roussillon
Roussillon is a beautiful quintessential village set between the Luberon hills and the stunning Monts de Vaucluse. It has a reputation as being one of the prettiest villages in France with its ochre pigment coloured villas, narrow winding streets, charming squares and panoramic views over the surrounding countryside.
Ochre (pigments found in the clay used in the textile industry) mining ceased in the 1930s but its possible to tour an old mine and walk through the ochre-infused landscape thats known as the "French Colorado" for its similarity to the American Wild West.
Roussillon is the perfect place to discover and explore Provencal cuisine which is characterised by garlic, olive oil, tomato sauce and above all aromatic herbs. And, then there are the local wines where around 80% of the local production is red wine. There are dozens of vineyards in the area and an afternoon touring a few vineyards and sampling the wines is a popular day out.
|At a glance...|
|National Park||✔ Luberon|
|Spa & wellness||✔|
|Nearest beach||Le Grau du Roi (90kms)|
|Local airport||Avignon (38km)|
|Nearest major airport||Marseilles (85km)|
|Nearest train station||Cavaillon (Avignon for TVG)|
Featured Roussillon villas
The village of Roussillon is unique with the Ochres pigments ranging from yellow, orange and red colouring the town houses and villas to give an incredible warmth. The village and surrounding areas offers a wide selection of self-catering holiday rental accommodation from rustic villas to old farmhouses. Renting a Roussillon villa or holiday home can be the ideal base for exploring the village and neighbouring towns in Monts du Vaucluse to the north and the 'Petit' Luberon to the south. Roussillon holiday rentals are perfect for families, friends and groups and provide the freedom, flexibility and space to do what you want, when you want - home from home.See all holiday rentals
Roussillon sits on an ochre ridge at an altitude ranging between 160m to 365m which explains why there are so many steps in the village! It enjoys a Mediterranean climate with over 160 days of sunshine a year. During the warm summer months, temperatures can reach into the mid 30s whereas during winter, it can drop below freezing with snow frequently seen on the mountain peaks of the Monts de Vaucluse.
Things to see & do in Roussillon
Roussillon and the surrounding area is full of interesting villages, historic cities and countryside to explore.
|A few suggestions...|
|Wander through the famous lavender fields||✔|
|Saint Michael Church||✔|
|Place de la Mairie||✔|
|Ochre Trail – the "Sentier des Ocres"||✔|
|Place de l'Abbé-Avon||✔|
|Wine tasting at the vineyards||✔|
Our view on holidays in Roussillon
One of the most beautiful villages in Provence, Roussillon oozes charm and character and is perfectly positioned for exploring the rest of the Luberon. If you are touring Provence and the Luberon area, Roussillon is not to be missed.