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Unexpected and really pleasant surprise of a unique ocre mining place... 40 km of mining shafts in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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We had just come from Roussillon, with all the richly coloured buildings of ochre so vising Mines... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Route de Croagnes, 84400 Gargas, Apt, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unexpected and really pleasant surprise of a unique ocre mining place... 40 km of mining shafts in total, visit last about one hour... need to book ahead!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had just come from Roussillon, with all the richly coloured buildings of ochre so vising Mines de Bruoux was a good way to round off the day. Before starting the tour we were given information about the mine in English. Hair nets were handed...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The Mines offer a unique insight into the history of the area. At first our group was nervous about the tours being in French, but the staff were very obliging and gave us a short summary at each point of the cave in English. I...More

1  Thank Wilkie M
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Fascinating visit and as an upside we could get out of the heat for an hour. Although tour was in French we were provided with tablets containing all relevant info in English (other languages also available). A couple of things to consider: book ahead of...More

1  Thank Gideon F
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

In 10 years coming to Provence we haven’t gone to the mines until we got a thunderstorm. This proved to be a hit. Really interesting tour (we did English tour), our guide was engaging and allowed you to ask loads of questions. My younger kids...More

1  Thank Lstuckmo
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

3  Thank Ramblings58
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
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

Thank Storyteller733306
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

Thank Anselm_randomtoken
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

3  Thank Zularaz
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