While flipping through our guide book and making a list of everything we wanted to see, we immediately knew we needed to visit the tiny bit of America’s southwest in France: Le Colorado de Rustrel. During the 18th century ocher was in high demand in the textile industry and many quarries and ochre factories popped up in the area around Rustrel and Roussillon. What is left is now open to the public and a trail snaked through an old quarry. The colors reminded me very much of similar landscapes in the US.
It was hot and dusty in the quarry but well worth it.