The village of Roussillon in Southern France is situated within the department of Vaucluse within the popular and beautiful region of Provence. With the magnificent surrounding countryside self catering accommodation in Rousillon is popular with holidaymakers who enjoy relaxing in relative peace and quiet, or walking, cycling, and discovering all the delights of Provence.
Roussillon is often acclaimed as one of the most beautiful villages in France and despite its low permanent population the village has plenty of excellent restaurants and cafés for visitors to accommodation in Roussillon to enjoy. The village is best known for its ochre coloured buildings which are coloured so as a result of the ochre quarries in the area. With its quaint streets, and al fresco dining, Roussillon is for many visitors the quintessential image of France!
The warm climate of Southern France means that swimming is popular during the summer and there are numerous Roussillon villas with pools available for holiday rental here. When not enjoying your Roussillon villa swimming pool enjoy a relaxing walk or bicycle ride on the trails in the region, or better yet, experience the region on horse back!
Whilst the village has plenty of great restaurants, cafés and local shops there are also a multitude of other picturesque villages and towns nearby to your Roussillon self catering accommodation that you can visit too. Saint Saturnin les Apt for example is an important regional shopping centre. There is Avignon with its UNESCO World Heritage Site Papal Palace, Cathedral and numerous other important buildings, or Aix en Provence where there’s much to see too.
Closer to your Roussillon villa are the ochre quarries that made the village famous. Ochre is no longer mined or quarried here so as to protect the natural environment, but the quarries are now popular tourist attractions.
Being in Southern France visitors can enjoy a visit to self catering accommodation in Roussillon throughout the year. Roussillon villas with pools are best enjoyed in the summer when the Mediterranean climate gives temperatures in the high 20’s C to low 30’s C (low to high 80’s F). Spring and autumn are very pleasant too and winters are mild. Rainfall is fairly consistent throughout the year.
Accommodation in Roussillon can be reached easily by air with a choice of two airports in the vicinity. About 90 minutes drive brings you to Nimes-Arles-Camargue Airport (aka Garons Airport) which is served by flights with Ryanair. A better choice of flights can be found to Marseille Provence Airport. At about 56 miles (90km) distant this airport is a little closer and has flights with numerous airlines including British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair.