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

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

Reviewed August 25, 2018
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Route de Croagnes, 84400 Gargas, Apt, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the mines were definitely worth the visit we were disappointed with the guide. After reading reviews where people said the guide gave little summaries in English even though it was a French tour, we hoped that this would happen, or at least the guide...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 4 weeks 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!

Thank MmeGoose
Reviewed August 25, 2018

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

Thank KTGP
Reviewed August 6, 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 July 29, 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 July 17, 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 April 21, 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 December 11, 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 September 27, 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 September 12, 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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