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The Colors of Roussillon in Provence

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Roussillon is famous for red cliffs and ochre quarries. The colors of the ochre quarries are reflected in the colors of the village. The colors contrasts vividly with the blue of the Provenšal sky.

 

    

 

For those who don't know, ochre is a mineral that has been used for centuries as a coloring material for paint and other media. Above is one of the ochre cliffs for which Roussillon is famous. 

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