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Mines de Bruoux, Gargas

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This is a specialty museum that attracts many visitors from around the world. Mines de Bruouxis a mining site, which is open for the public. Initially, ochre was extracted by digging into the cliffs, through pickaxes. This museum encloses an ancient mining site that displays the entire history behind ochre processing. Indeed a spectacular tourist destination where you can find the best of history combined with nature. Mines de Bruoux is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Apt Edition.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 cei...  more »
  • 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 exp...  more »
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  • Real interesting over mine. Guide is very kind explaining everything. Definitely suggested!!
  • Recommend visit. Fun guide. Ver cold inside, so take a jacket or they can borrow u one.
  • Interesting tour. It was in French, but we were given a tablet with information and guide was kind enough to repeat missing parts in English just for two of us.
  • Must do after Roussilon
  • Very nice and well guided visit. Remarkable site. A jacket because it is fresh in the mines even with big heat outside.
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