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Provencal Canyon (France)

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The valley of ocher and red earth called Provencal Canyon on the road from Rustrel to the village of Apt

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The valley of ocher and red earth called Provencal Canyon on the road from Rustrel to the village of Apt

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The valley of ocher and red earth called Provencal Canyon on the road from Rustrel to the village of Apt

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The valley of ocher and red earth called Provencal Canyon on the road from Rustrel to the village of Apt

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The village of Rustrel is known in Provence for the colors that characterize the Provencal Canyon

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The village of Rustrel is known in Provence for the colors that characterize the Provencal Canyon

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Trails in Provencal Canyon

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Trails in Provencal Canyon

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Thousands of visitors each year walk the paths traced along the walls of Provencal Canyon

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Thousands of visitors each year walk the paths traced along the walls of Provencal Canyon

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Yellow, orange and red of the earth, mix with the green of the woods and the blue of the sky creating a fantastic palette of colors

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Yellow, orange and red of the earth, mix with the green of the woods and the blue of the sky creating a fantastic palette of colors

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Yellow, orange and red of the earth, mix with the green of the woods and the blue of the sky creating a fantastic palette of colors

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Yellow, orange and red of the earth, mix with the green of the woods and the blue of the sky creating a fantastic palette of colors

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Thousands of visitors each year walk the paths traced along the walls of Provencal Canyon

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Thousands of visitors each year walk the paths traced along the walls of Provencal Canyon

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Provencal Canyon. Area called Sahara

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Provencal Canyon. Area called Sahara

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Walking through the woods you will discover unexpected colored areas especially white and red

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Walking through the woods you will discover unexpected colored areas especially white and red

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Walking through the woods you will discover unexpected colored areas especially white and red

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Walking through the woods you will discover unexpected colored areas especially white and red

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The paths lead to every hidden corner of the canyon to observe striking and colored point views

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The paths lead to every hidden corner of the canyon to observe striking and colored  point views

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Walking you encounter particular rocky shapes created by rain and wind

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Walking you encounter particular rocky shapes created by rain and wind

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The area called Sahara, the route most visited by visitors

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The area called Sahara, the route most visited by visitors

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The area called Sahara, the route most visited by visitors

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The area called Sahara, the route most visited by visitors

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Path along the walls of Provencal Canyon

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Path along the walls of Provencal Canyon

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Thousands of visitors each year walk the paths traced along the walls of Provencal Canyon

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Thousands of visitors each year walk the paths traced along the walls of Provencal Canyon

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Photographers have thousands of ideas to take during walks in the canyon

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Photographers have thousands of ideas to take during walks in the canyon

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White, orange and red are the dominant colors of Provencal Canyon

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White, orange and red are the dominant colors of Provencal Canyon

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The paths, many kilometers long, reach every part of the canyon between wooded valleys and colorful hills

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The paths, many kilometers long, reach every part of the canyon between wooded valleys and colorful hills

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The paths, many kilometers long, reach every part of the canyon between wooded valleys and colorful hills

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The paths, many kilometers long, reach every part of the canyon between wooded valleys and colorful hills

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The paths, many kilometers long, reach every part of the canyon between wooded valleys and colorful hills

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The paths, many kilometers long, reach every part of the canyon between wooded valleys and colorful hills

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Contrasts of lights, shadows and colors are always present along the paths of the canyon

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Contrasts of lights, shadows and colors are always present along the paths of the canyon

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High walls of colored and very friable lands characterize the valley

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High walls of colored and very friable lands characterize the valley

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High walls of colored and very friable lands characterize the valley

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High walls of colored and very friable lands characterize the valley

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Several kilometers long, the trails reach every place of tourist interest in Provençal Canyon

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Several kilometers long, the trails reach every place of tourist interest in Provençal Canyon

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Walking you encounter particular rocky shapes created by rain and wind

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Walking you encounter particular rocky shapes created by rain and wind

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Walking you encounter particular rocky shapes created by rain and wind

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Walking you encounter particular rocky shapes created by rain and wind

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Pinnacles of fragile colored earths eroded by wind and rain. In the end, the rock will fall and the pinnacle will disappear

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Pinnacles of fragile colored earths eroded by wind and rain. In the end, the rock will fall and the pinnacle will disappear

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Pinnacles appear suddenly above the forest as guardians of Provencal Canyon paths

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Pinnacles appear suddenly above the forest as guardians of Provencal Canyon paths

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Pinnacles appear suddenly above the forest as guardians of Provencal Canyon paths

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Pinnacles appear suddenly above the forest as guardians of Provencal Canyon paths

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Pinnacles of fragile colored earths eroded by wind and rain. In the end, the rock will fall and the pinnacle will disappear

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Pinnacles of fragile colored earths eroded by wind and rain. In the end, the rock will fall and the pinnacle will disappear

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Pinnacles appear suddenly above the forest as guardians of Provencal Canyon paths

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Pinnacles appear suddenly above the forest as guardians of Provencal Canyon paths

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A high pinnacle above the forest indicates the moon

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A high pinnacle above the forest indicates the moon

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Leaving Provencal Canyon, you reach the village of Rustrel to taste typical Provencal products

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Leaving Provencal Canyon, you reach the village of Rustrel to taste typical Provencal products

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Where is the Provencal Canyon

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Where is the Provencal Canyon

The valley of ocher and red earth called Provencal Canyon on the road from Rustrel to the village of Apt
The valley of ocher and red earth called Provencal Canyon on the road from Rustrel to the village of Apt
The valley of ocher and red earth called Provencal Canyon on the road from Rustrel to the village of Apt
The valley of ocher and red earth called Provencal Canyon on the road from Rustrel to the village of Apt
The village of Rustrel is known in Provence for the colors that characterize the Provencal Canyon
The village of Rustrel is known in Provence for the colors that characterize the Provencal Canyon
Trails in Provencal Canyon
Trails in Provencal Canyon
Thousands of visitors each year walk the paths traced along the walls of Provencal Canyon
Thousands of visitors each year walk the paths traced along the walls of Provencal Canyon
Yellow, orange and red of the earth, mix with the green of the woods and the blue of the sky creating a fantastic palette of colors
Yellow, orange and red of the earth, mix with the green of the woods and the blue of the sky creating a fantastic palette of colors
Yellow, orange and red of the earth, mix with the green of the woods and the blue of the sky creating a fantastic palette of colors
Yellow, orange and red of the earth, mix with the green of the woods and the blue of the sky creating a fantastic palette of colors
Thousands of visitors each year walk the paths traced along the walls of Provencal Canyon
Thousands of visitors each year walk the paths traced along the walls of Provencal Canyon
Provencal Canyon. Area called Sahara
Provencal Canyon. Area called Sahara
Walking through the woods you will discover unexpected colored areas especially white and red
Walking through the woods you will discover unexpected colored areas especially white and red
Walking through the woods you will discover unexpected colored areas especially white and red
Walking through the woods you will discover unexpected colored areas especially white and red
The paths lead to every hidden corner of the canyon to observe striking and colored  point views
The paths lead to every hidden corner of the canyon to observe striking and colored point views
Walking you encounter particular rocky shapes created by rain and wind
Walking you encounter particular rocky shapes created by rain and wind
The area called Sahara, the route most visited by visitors
The area called Sahara, the route most visited by visitors
The area called Sahara, the route most visited by visitors
The area called Sahara, the route most visited by visitors
Path along the walls of Provencal Canyon
Path along the walls of Provencal Canyon
Thousands of visitors each year walk the paths traced along the walls of Provencal Canyon
Thousands of visitors each year walk the paths traced along the walls of Provencal Canyon
Photographers have thousands of ideas to take during walks in the canyon
Photographers have thousands of ideas to take during walks in the canyon
White, orange and red are the dominant colors of Provencal Canyon
White, orange and red are the dominant colors of Provencal Canyon
The paths, many kilometers long, reach every part of the canyon between wooded valleys and colorful hills
The paths, many kilometers long, reach every part of the canyon between wooded valleys and colorful hills
The paths, many kilometers long, reach every part of the canyon between wooded valleys and colorful hills
The paths, many kilometers long, reach every part of the canyon between wooded valleys and colorful hills
The paths, many kilometers long, reach every part of the canyon between wooded valleys and colorful hills
The paths, many kilometers long, reach every part of the canyon between wooded valleys and colorful hills
Contrasts of lights, shadows and colors are always present along the paths of the canyon
Contrasts of lights, shadows and colors are always present along the paths of the canyon
High walls of colored and very friable lands characterize the valley
High walls of colored and very friable lands characterize the valley
High walls of colored and very friable lands characterize the valley
High walls of colored and very friable lands characterize the valley
Several kilometers long, the trails reach every place of tourist interest in Provençal Canyon
Several kilometers long, the trails reach every place of tourist interest in Provençal Canyon
Walking you encounter particular rocky shapes created by rain and wind
Walking you encounter particular rocky shapes created by rain and wind
Walking you encounter particular rocky shapes created by rain and wind
Walking you encounter particular rocky shapes created by rain and wind
Pinnacles of fragile colored earths eroded by wind and rain. In the end, the rock will fall and the pinnacle will disappear
Pinnacles of fragile colored earths eroded by wind and rain. In the end, the rock will fall and the pinnacle will disappear
Pinnacles appear suddenly above the forest as guardians of Provencal Canyon paths
Pinnacles appear suddenly above the forest as guardians of Provencal Canyon paths
Pinnacles appear suddenly above the forest as guardians of Provencal Canyon paths
Pinnacles appear suddenly above the forest as guardians of Provencal Canyon paths
Pinnacles of fragile colored earths eroded by wind and rain. In the end, the rock will fall and the pinnacle will disappear
Pinnacles of fragile colored earths eroded by wind and rain. In the end, the rock will fall and the pinnacle will disappear
Pinnacles appear suddenly above the forest as guardians of Provencal Canyon paths
Pinnacles appear suddenly above the forest as guardians of Provencal Canyon paths
A high pinnacle above the forest indicates the moon
A high pinnacle above the forest indicates the moon
Leaving Provencal Canyon, you reach the village of Rustrel to taste typical Provencal products
Leaving Provencal Canyon, you reach the village of Rustrel to taste typical Provencal products
Where is the Provencal Canyon
Where is the Provencal Canyon

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By: Carlo Piccinelli ID: 127

Provencal Canyon on Google Maps
Crossing the larch forests and the cereal and lavender plains, you reach the village of Rustrel where you will find the Colorado Provençal and the Terre delle Ocre itineraries. Trails that reach rock formations that rain and wind have made bizarre, set in vividly colored canyons that fade into different shades of red, yellow, orange and white. They are what remains of ancient mines of ocher and sand already known in Roman times are exploited in the eighteenth century to obtain colored pigments. The map of the paths, with indications of the length and travel time of more or less short walks between the rock formations, withdraws to the car park. The complete route is 9 km long divided into short paths marked by colored panels depending on the trail. Some tips: if along the way you meet a cross at a crossroads it means that the path is not passable while if you walk in windy days, keep in mind that in a few minutes the raised dust can cover you from the head to the feet of earth from the colors gaudy. An interesting journey through the colors and scents of Provence.
Links for more informations:
Atout France: www.france.fr
www.colorado-provencal.com