Roussillon is a tiny but a picturesque village of about 1300 residents. It is famous for the rich deposits of ochre pigments, mostly red, yellow and orange, found in the clay near the village. The large quarries of Roussillon were mined from the end of the 18th century until 1930. Roussillon is located within the Parc Naturel Regional du Luberon. Nowadays the mining of ochre is prohibited here, in order to protect the sites from degradation or even complete destruction. Today the town relies on tourism, fruit and wine production and a lot of galleries which are everywhere. This is one of the prettiest villages we have seen on this trip so far.