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An underground cathedral

These mines are wonderfully preserved and the tour guide is just plain fun, making sure no one gets... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Great surprise

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

Reviewed September 15, 2018
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Route de Croagnes, 84400 Gargas, Apt, France
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

These mines are wonderfully preserved and the tour guide is just plain fun, making sure no one gets lost or even worst: bored. This place is a tribute to Man's determination to overcome obstacles when a lucrative result is in sight. The hand-dug tunnels are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PhilippeF1149
Reviewed October 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed September 15, 2018 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!

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Gide0nF
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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