Roussillon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Roussillon in Vaucluse

Visit Roussillon: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: As well as the orange houses of the village you can explore the ancient ochre mines just below Roussillon

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Roussillon. For detailed visitor information see the Roussillon travel guide.

Roussillon is situated in the Vaucluse department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 38 kilometres from Avignon, the department capital (general information: Roussillon is 595 kilometres from Paris).

Attractions in Roussillon

The Ochre mines of Roussillon are eroded into beautiful colours and shapes and fascinating to explore: The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

Tourist classifications for Roussillon include "most beautiful village".

Popular places to visit nearby include Gordes at 7 km and Lacoste at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

You can also

Roussillon, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Roussillon in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Vaucluse

Map of places to visit near Roussillon

Markets in and near Roussillon

Market days in Roussillon: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Roussillon: market Thursday (0km)
  • Gordes: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Apt: market Saturday (9km)
  • Maubec: market Sunday (13km)
  • Lourmarin: market Friday (16km)
  • Cadenet: market Monday (20km)
  • Cavaillon: market Monday (21km)
  • Mallemort: market Friday (21km)
  • Pernes-les-Fontaines: market Saturday (22km)
  • Sault: market Wednesday (23km)

More information about Roussillon, Provence

Tourist attractions near Roussillon, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Roussillon.

Grand sites of France

  • Mont Ventoux (30km)
  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire (50km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Glanum (38km)
  • Fort Saint-Andre (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (7km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (16km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (21km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Repos de Montfavet (Avignon) (39km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la Louve (9km)
  • Jarditrain (18km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (19km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (29km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (31km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (35km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (37km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (39km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (39km)
  • Jardin aquatique « Aux fleurs de l'eau (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Colorado Provencal (16km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (16km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (17km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (17km)
  • Dentelles de Montmirail (36km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (42km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Istres (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (31km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Roussillon

Canton: Gordes

Arrondissement: Apt

Department: Vaucluse

Region: Provence

Postcode: 84220

Distance to Roussillon

from Avignon (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 595 km

from Calais: 825 km

from Nice: 161 km

from Bordeaux: 477 km

from Strasbourg: 554 km

Getting here

Roussillon is in the south-east of France. Most visitors fly into Nice or Marseille airport. Driving is also possible - coming by car to the region takes about 10 hours from the cross-channel ferry ports. For driving distances to Roussillon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Gargas, Goult, Joucas, Lioux, Murs and Saint-Pantaleon.

This page in French: Visiter Roussillon