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Mines de Bruoux

Route de Croagnes, 84400 Gargas, Apt, France
+33 4 90 06 22 59
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First visit the Ochre Museum, Cool off here on a hot afternoon

We followed our visit to the Ochre Museum by touring this site. That worked well, as it reinforced... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Robert M
Edmonton, Canada
Excellent visit with best guide ever. Bring warm cloths!

What a good surprise! Very interesting visit, all kids and adults in our group loved it. Very... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Franck G
Grenoble, France
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Route de Croagnes, 84400 Gargas, Apt, France
+33 4 90 06 22 59
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
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
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Well worth seeing these spectacular mines, and complete the story of how this region's ochres were extracted and used. Wrap up warm, as it's only 10°c inside, but it's easy walking inside, and the ceilings are very high so no claustrophobia. The guide is very...More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I'm used to explore caves in my area, so when I went on vacation in Apt I couldn't not visit the mines. I definitely don't regret it! The visit lasted over an hour, the guide was very nice and the explanations were thorough. The work...More

Thank Clem B
Sarl A, coordinatrice at Mines de Bruoux, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Thank you very much for your comments. The shows and concerts at night in front of the cliff are really magical indeed. It is true that we havn't communicated at all concerning the Foreign Legion Concert and that it because it is always full house...More

Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

When we entered the cathedral-like structure, we were whisked away into a world of outstanding achievement and spectacular beauty. The guide took us down numerous chambers, exhibiting the vaulted ceilings, variants of coloured ore from bright mustard yellow to deep rose pink and a wealth...More

Thank Didydoo
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Had a great visit here during our stay in Provence. The mines are over 40km in length (you don't walk all of it) and give a great view into the mining at that time. The guide was very good and gave a detailed description of...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 15 August 2016

A tribute to The Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker a la Francaise. A traditional Provence presentation, a French Foreign Legion concert. The choice of entertainment at the mines goes on. 30klms of passages and tunnels if you want to visit during the day, with guides that...More

Thank Bernard K
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The mines are just beautifull. The guide was friendly and switched in english to translate when she could. Plus if your not able to understand french you ll have an Ipad that helps during rhe tour. Gladly recommend it for a trip in familly with...More

Thank Quentin-Alexand... T
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Interesting site with mysterious atmosphere. Attention: even in summer it's quite cold. They have multilingual service, but if there are not many visitors you get an tablet with info and join a French tour. That's quite ok. Price is ok for about 30 min of...More

Thank ChrisSuLu
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I went there with a mixed group of English and French speakers and it was amazing! The guide was able to explain everything twice, in both languages, so we all felt very engaged and really understood what was going on in there in the past....More

Thank AntonioPedroRocha
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