Rusty Red Roussillon

Like all the hilltop towns we had visited you parked below and started with an uphill walk into the town and Roussillon was the same. However the difference here was the amazing rusty red, orange and yellow ochre colours of the the buildings.

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September was clearly a better time to be here as many streets were sparsely occupied

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and to my delight some were empty enough to take landscape photos with barely a human in them.

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You could easily find a table at a cafe or restaurant

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and didn’t have to jostle with others to browse the delightful galleries.

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In fact it was so quiet in some of the streets that you could think the locals were all asleep.

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It was truly a pleasure to just walk around Roussillon soaking up the atmosphere,

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enjoying the quiet streets and lanes and taking photos of the buildings showing the amazing array of ochres that nature had provided the locals with which to build.

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Eventually we made our way back down to our car to drive to a totally different hilltop town.

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