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Mines de Bruoux, Apt

An underground tour of the old ochre mines

This area is well known for it's ochre pigment found in the soil, and a tour of the Mines de Bruoux show you the underground caverns that were created.

The trail is around 1.5km, with ceiling heights of up to 15 metres. The grid actually extends for 40 kilometres. The average temperature is 10 degrees, so take a jumper!

The mines are open throughout the year except January. Tours are in French but English, German, Dutch and Spanish translations on tablets are available. All visits are accompanied and last for 50 minutes. Children under six go free of charge.


  • Route de Croagnes
  • 84400 GARGAS
Map of the surrounding area