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. 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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  • Guided tour, appealing to the special place for explanations of unfamiliar topics. Nice guide, where we did not understand, she made the explanation in Italian.
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  • Very nice guide and funny place worth visiting, very interesting I highly recommend this site
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  • I brought a group, for a well organized tour upstream, by Exchange of e-mails. Very friendly and patient. Our guide, Elizabeth, surprised us by his scholarship on the history of the site. The freshness of the place did not prevent the great atmosphere of this unique visit for all. Unanimously, we enjoyed.
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  • Passionate and well-informed guide. Even for non-native speakers, the guides are comprehensive and eager to explain in English. Definitely worth a visit when interested in geology and the industrial past of the Provence area. Wheelchairs are available!
  • After seeing all these great reviews, we were a bit let down with the tour. Our tour was in French and we were the only non-French speaking guests, but the guide did not speak one word in English and did not involve us in any way. We lost a lot of information that we could only receive partly through the iPad (fortunately in Dutch). The tour took 40 minutes. The interior of the mine is interesting, but not spectacular. Frankly, I found the experience a bit boring and a bit too pricey.
  • 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.

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