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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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4.5
  • Spectacular site. Begins with a setback on a Red Cliff 40 meters high like a curtain of theatre with three huge openings (would be good play a Britannicus). Behind an impressive maze dug into the Hill to sweat of man with prospects of red and yellow Cathedral down the sides multiplied that sometimes started in the water. Studied lighting. A must visit in the Luberon of ochres which is a little the Mo'Nique has those who live on their reputation. A really good idea of rehabilitation of an industrial site. A special mention and thanks to the quality of the guides. A book and take his sweater. No photos to not get lost. The number 13 is entitled to a bonus. You can now find your Smecta taste.
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  • You're in line 15 minutes for nothing if you have not booked. A display indicating the schedule of free visits would be welcome...
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  • An interesting visit... and refreshing. The place is majestic. It does not fall over backwards when compared to natural caves. Well takes the measure of the Titanic work of men in these mines. Our guide "not reciting a text" and responded to our questions (if you ask them). Our children of 8 and 13 years perfectly assimilated the information. They liked!
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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
  • Super visit if you want to know everything about the mining of ochre is the right place. I recommend to do at the same time as the village of Roussillon and the ochre path at 10 Km. Don't forget to book if you want to be sure to have room.
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