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Mines de Bruoux, Apt

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Must see · Mine · Tourist Spot
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. Put Mines de Bruoux on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Apt online vacation planner.
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  • Amazing to visit the mined tunnels and to think they were all dug out by hand! An « otherworldly » experience. Very informative visit, our guide was really cool, explained how everything was done and....  more »
  • Amazing place, very interesting, the guide was able to answer all our questions and was so fun and nice. We strongly recommend.  more »
  • One hour well spent in the last Ocre mine in Europe. It is a beautiful place and going out you realised it has already been one hour you are walking underground learning about the history of Ocre...  more »
  • Really enjoyable visit to the ochre mine. Very enthusiastic tour guide who was clearly very passionate about the mine and although the tour was in French we were given a tablet with a translation in English which we could follow as we went around. Really impressive sight. Remember to bring a jacket as it's only 10 degrees in the mine.
  • One hour guided tour to discover a monumental human endeavor. The guide is absolutely fantastic, making sure you can discover and learn from this breathtaking place.  Be sure to reserve and coordinate beforehand, especially if you don't speak French, to ensure the best possible experience. Not ideal for small children. This is a place that should not be missed !
  • We went there on a hot day, in the cave there was only 10 °C. The tourgide explaned everything well. Interesting place.
  • An interesting insight into the life of the miners who used to work in ocher extraction. It's also a cool place to hide when it's very hot outside. You will be able to borrow fleeces of you don't have any. The guide was knowledgeable.
  • Nice place good walk

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