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Mines de Bruoux

Route de Croagnes, 84400 Gargas, Apt, France
+33 4 90 06 22 59
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When will you ever get a chance to see something like this?

Don your hardhat and walk these hand-dug halls of ochre (and mushroom farming! Who knew?). This... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York
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Stunning and amazing industrial heritage very well presented during the visit by a super team of... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Jerome P
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Route de Croagnes, 84400 Gargas, Apt, France
+33 4 90 06 22 59
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Zularaz
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Jerome P
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.

Thank baerli-bu
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
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
Reviewed 1 May 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 31 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
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