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Tourism, leisure, and activities in Roussillon

Roussillon, charming village

The village of Roussillon is situated in Provence, between the Luberon and the Monts de Vaucluse, in the middle of the triangle formed by the famous hilltop villages.
This village sparkles under an ochre light. It is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France with the famous Provencal Colorado and the Ochre Trail, not to mention its festivities and archaeological and gastronomic heritage. Would you like to learn more about this charming village? Visit the website: www.roussillon-en-provence.fr

Ideas for sightseeing in Roussillon and the surrounding area

If you are planning to stay at the Bastide des Demoiselles and would like to find out more about tourism in Roussillon and the surrounding area, you will find a short non-exhaustive list of some attractions below.

Ochre Trail of Roussillon

Two trails, one short and one long, take you through this natural site for a 30- or 60-minute walk, although you can stay to contemplate its beauty for as long as you like. Information panels are found along the trail with explanations about the geology, flora, history, and ochre massif of the Luberon.

The Old Town of Gordes and the Village of the Bories

Classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France, Gordes stands opposite the Luberon massif. It was the inspiration of many painters who fell under the charm of this hilltop village and settled there. Gordes is one of the the most famous villages of Provence and also one of the most visited. A tour of its architectural treasures is a must:

  • Fortress castle with the Paul Mara Museum
  • Cellars of the Saint Firmin Palace
  • Saint Firmin Church
  • Saint James Almonry
  • Chapel of the White Penitents
  • Village of the Bories

The House of Candied Fruit in Apt

Located between Gordes, Roussillon, and Lourmarin, the House of Candied Fruit lies at the crossroads of the Luberon. Situated at the entrance of the town of Apt on the RD 900 from Avignon, it can be directly accessed from the car park or bus stop in front of the shop. Set up within the production area, the shop is a gourmet showcase where you can taste before buying.

Notre-Dame de Sénanque Abbey

Nestled in the hollow of a Provencal valley since the 12th century, the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Sénanque is one of the best examples of primitive Cistercian architecture. In a spirit of sharing, the monks of Sénanque open the doors of their Abbey to visitors: during the tour, you can admire the abbey church, former dormitory, cloister, warming room, and chapter room built in the 12th and 13th centuries.

Lourmarin Castle

Lourmarin Castle is a renaissance building overlooking the village of Lourmarin. Restored between 1921 and 1923 by Robert Laurent-Vibert, it currently houses a cultural foundation. Many events are held there throughout the year. The fully furnished castle is open to visitors all year round.

Lavender Museum in Coustellet

Set in a prestigious location with a large Provencal stone house and Mediterranean garden full of lavender and olive trees, this true conservatory of lavender offers tours, workshops, and exclusive events for lovers of this emblematic flower: the real lavender of Provence. Plunge into the universe of this Provencal icon and embark on an experience full of discoveries.

Wine tasting

Located away from the Rhone Valley, the Luberon benefits from a mild Mediterranean climate. Over time, the Luberon has succeeded in preserving its cultural and natural heritage. Here, grapevines have flourished since ancient times and have taken possession of the unspoilt nature. Many different winegrowers organise tours, tastings, and workshops. The closest wineries to the Bastide des Demoiselles are:

  • Chasson winery “Château Blanc” in Roussillon
  • Sylla cellar in Apt

A few ideas for sporting activities in Roussillon


5 km

Bicycle hire

5 km


8 km

Hiking trail

3 km


10 km

Hot-air balloon

4.8 km

Horse riding

4.8 km