The Ochers of Rustrel – Vaucluse

The Ochers of Rustrel – Vaucluse
The Ochers of Rustrel – Vaucluse

Spectacular ! VSis the right word to describe the start of the Olympic Torch Relay, the first bearer of which will set off at exactly 8:30 a.m.in the heart of the so-called Ocres de Rustrel sahara zone, rightly nicknamed the Colorado of Provence.

Quite a symbol, because ochres are among the natural treasures that make Vaucluse unique. Here, the extraction of these natural pigments by several generations of ocher makers, combined with erosion, gave birth to a landscape saturated with colors and fantastic shapes.

In these ancient quarries, five flame bearers will take turns over a little over a kilometer, between fairy chimneys, deep canyons and high cliffs. The beauty of the site is matched only by its fragility, which is why it will unfortunately not be possible to attend the Relay, which takes place entirely behind closed doors. There is therefore no point in coming to Rustrel, because access to the Ochers will be prohibited.

However, this stage will be broadcast live on www.france.tv (formerly Pluzz), the free France Télévisions platform.

And it’s a safe bet that the show, as close as possible to the wearers, will literally burst the screen.

Total length: 900 meters. 5 porters.

+ information on Rustrel.fr

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