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Mines de Bruoux

Route de Croagnes, 84400 Gargas, Apt, France
+33 4 90 06 22 59
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Digging for local colour

The tour of the ochre Mines of Bruoux is a great way to gain an appreciation of the geology and... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
Ramblings58
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Adelaide, Australia
Closed until February

I was informed about the ocra mines and as I see the color very beatyful I decided to go there but... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Gary N
,
Eftra, Hallands Län, Sweden
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Route de Croagnes, 84400 Gargas, Apt, France
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

The tour of the ochre Mines of Bruoux is a great way to gain an appreciation of the geology and mining techniques that give this region such vibrant colours: nearby Roussillon is a great example of these earthy hues. The tour lasts about an hour...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

I was informed about the ocra mines and as I see the color very beatyful I decided to go there but it was closed until February so I have to come back and I will in spring time.

Thank Gary N
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We sop there durring our visit of Provence. Tour was very nice ... More than we expect :) especialy our guide ... He translate all the languages no mather that tour was only in French language :) he was also very witty and we all...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

We participated in the guided tour with our small daughter. The guide explained how mining worked in a very interactive and entertaining way. We learned not only about mining but also about the transformation of the provençal landscape that came with it. The mines doubled...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Don your hardhat and walk these hand-dug halls of ochre (and mushroom farming! Who knew?). This extraordinary space is networked with tunnels that are 2-3 storeys tall ... like a cathedral, with vaulted arches imbued with the yellowish red of ochre and, in places, pooled...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Stunning and amazing industrial heritage very well presented during the visit by a super team of guides. Really great !

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

I liked the place, it is full of information about mining and the ocker industry. People are well informed and friendly.

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We did visit the mines de Bruoux with our 2 daughters (4 and 6). This is a very impressive and cool experience. Nice helmets for safety :) Our daughters enjoyed the tour inside which did take about 50mins. Guide was only French speaking but making...More

Thank ks2402
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

We followed our visit to the Ochre Museum by touring this site. That worked well, as it reinforced the information we had gained at the Museum. Tours are accompanied by guide at fixed times, so check those first. A computer is provided for English speaking...More

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

What a good surprise! Very interesting visit, all kids and adults in our group loved it. Very impressive views. And our guide, Adel, was just the best guide I ever had. Passionate with excellent humor, you can tell he loves his job. He obviously makes...More

Thank Franck G
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