Roussillon, Gordes & Abbaye de Senanque

From the 18th century until the end of WW2, Roussillon was the world center for production of ochre, that gorgeous terra cotta pigment used in paints and textiles. Improved technology has made large scale mining of lower grade (and easier to access) ochre more profitable than working Roussillon’s deposits, so the village lives on tourism … Read moreRoussillon, Gordes & Abbaye de Senanque