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Mines de Bruoux

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1434 route de Croagnes, 84400 Gargas, Apt, France
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Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

This is a nice activity you can do in order to learn a bit more about the local history. Be sure to take a Jacket with you as the temperature is inside is 10 Degrees. Entry for adults 8.90€ per person You can’t take photos...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank nunofrias
Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

Very interesting tour with an amusing tour guide, who imparted a lot of knowledge and made the tour very varied and relaxed. Günter, the fabulous ;)

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank wutzthematter
Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

This was an informative tour about the local ochre mining. The tour guide was delightful and accommodated both English and French speaking tourists.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank B5018ZPnatalie
Reviewed June 23, 2019

The mine tour was amazing! As tourists from the US, our fantastic guide gave us a complete tour in English that was both funny and educational. Additionally, the Mines de Buroux provided a much needed break from the sclading Provençal summer temperatures. Very entertaining and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ACohi
Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

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....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sebastien1981
Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

We visited on the first trip of the day at 10.30am. When we bought our tickets we were asked what nationality we were and then given an iPad with English commentary. This was fine but no assistance was given at each part of the tour...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank NZTraveller20
Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

First the site at the foot of the Mont Ventoux, by the way one of the great climbs of the Tour the France, is breathtaking. The rock structure and its unlimited shades of ocre is a bit remenescend of the painted desert in Arizona except...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank patrickruymen
Reviewed October 23, 2018

These mines are wonderfully preserved and the tour guide is just plain fun, making sure no one gets lost or even worst: bored. This place is a tribute to Man's determination to overcome obstacles when a lucrative result is in sight. The hand-dug tunnels are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PhilippeF1149
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Although the mines were definitely worth the visit we were disappointed with the guide. After reading reviews where people said the guide gave little summaries in English even though it was a French tour, we hoped that this would happen, or at least the guide...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Unexpected and really pleasant surprise of a unique ocre mining place... 40 km of mining shafts in total, visit last about one hour... need to book ahead!

Date of experience: September 2018
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