Ocher, this mineral pigment, has been exploited since Antiquity in the Luberon. Already extracted by the Romans, it was at that time intended for local uses. Later, it was in Roussillon that the exploitation of ocher intensified, and that it took on an industrial scale (18th century), an industry which also flourished in the 19th century. Ocher is a geological wonder, the range of colors of the ocher sands of the Luberon is impressive and changes according to the oxidation, from red to yellow. Ocre has been coloring the Luberon for years, since Provence emerged from the seas a hundred million years ago.
In Roussillon you can walk the Ocher footpath, a trail open to the public. The walk in the middle of the colorful ocher universe is just exceptional and totally exotic. Do not forget your camera!