A journey to the very heart of the ocher of Luberon !
Discover les Mines de Bruoux in Gargas in the Luberon! Impressive colorful cliffs and gigantic labyrinth of tunnels create a unique and mysterious setting, where human labor combines with the scenic beauty of the Provençal landscape.
Accompanied by a guide, enter these old ocher quarries inside an underground grid of more than 40 km long and 15 m high!
You will learn about the geological and historical rich heritage of this preserved place, the remains of the glory years of the ocher industry.
Wonder and good humor guaranteed!
In the shade of a holm oak, a pine or on the terrace, enjoy an exceptional setting to take a break with family or friends. You will spend a friendly moment over a drink, an ice cream or a lunch on the picnic area.
Les Mines de Bruoux offer you refreshments, hot drinks, ice cream and Luberon wines for a colorful and sunny aperitif.
Les Mines de Bruoux shop offers a wide choice of products from local crafts for your gifts. Scents, flavors and goodies in the colors of the Luberon will delight young and old. For amateurs, books on the heritage of our region and a range of fine arts (pigments, paint boxes, etc.) will complete your palette.
Practical information :
- Guided tours at set times
- Duration of the visit: 1 hour
- Provide warm clothes (10° in the galleries)
- Site accessible to stroller
- Site accessible to people with reduced mobility with attendant.
- Free parking lot