- Local Knowledge
- Areas of Interest
- Weekly Markets
- Bakeries/Bread Shops
- Grocery Stores
Rooted in its red ochre hills, Roussillon has attracted artists since the beginning of its time. As a result, visitors will enjoy browsing the myriad of art boutiques and galleries. In the high tourist season the village attracts crowds, while the winter months can be quite sleepy at at times feel a little deserted. Ideal months to visit this special spot are during the Spring and Fall seasons when ochre hills themselves are covered in the vibrant colors of the season-- be it spring flowers or autumn leaves.
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.
A list of Roussillon’s top restaurants can be found here.
Most wineries are closed on Sundays and during lunch hours.
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.
What to do in Roussillon
At the top of the village near to main parking lot you can find access to the Ochre Trails “Sentiers des Ocres” two trails : one short and one long, both taking you through the ochre lands on a 30 or 60 minutes walk.
Ocre Conservatory - an introduction to the history and uses of ochre, as well as a self-guided tour.
Roussillon Weekly Markets
Bakeries and Bread Shops in Roussillon
Au Temps Passé
- Avenue de la Burlière, 84220, Roussillon
Roussillon Grocery Stores
Note that many grocery stores are closed Sundays and Mondays, or have limited hours on Sunday mornings.
Vival: 13 Av. de la Burlière
La P'tite Maison Bio: Impasse Elie blanc
Super U in Maubec
12 km from Roussillon
Open daily from 8:30am to 7:30pm.
Sunday from 9:00am to 12:30pm
E.Leclerc in Apt
8 km from Roussillon
Open Monday through Saturday from 8:30am to 7:30pm