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Roussillon: photo description (Roussillon)

A small commune of Roussillon is also called the red or ocher city, a place where it is located - provençal Colorado, so reminiscent of the area the canyons of the Colorado plateau in the U.S. state of Arizona.

The canyon, located a few kilometers from Roussillon, has long been used for the extraction of stones and clay, which here has an unusual bright red color. From the same clay made the paint Russians painted facades and walls of their houses. Therefore, in the Roussillon, you can see all shades of red - from light pink and beige to brown. Now mining in the canyon since the local authorities decided to preserve this unique natural attraction that attracts a lot of attention of tourists. In the old career trips that end in a constant photo shoots against a brick-red walls of the canyon.

Roussillon included in the Association "Most beautiful villages of France". It is located within the Vaucluse Department of the Provence - Alpes - côte d'azur. The city has several viewing platforms from which you can see the Mont Ventoux and the Vaucluse plateau. In the municipality sights a little, and all of them are concentrated in its center - the city hall, Church and bell tower, where from time immemorial there is a sundial.