We drove about 10 km to the north of Apt to stay at Rustrel, at the recommendation of the girl in the reception at Camping Luberon.
Rustrel is a small hillside village, with the requisite chateau, in this case 17th century, overlooking the colourful cliffs which provided employment for generations of iron ore and ochre miners. The walk through the colourful landscape now generates a tourist income.
It was a hot walk…the last section through acres of sun-baked sand was called ‘The Sahara’…and there was a small café towards the end of the walk, well placed to resuscitate the walkers.
We got talking to the delightful Alastair Merry, from Avignon. An interesting life…He studied architecture at Magdalene College, Cambridge, worked as an architect for 10 years or so around the world then changed track into the world of music, meeting Mick Jagger along the way. He started a band..Blancheval…and also plays as a one man band. https://myspace.com/alastairmerry