Ochre has been mined here since 1848, for it's red and yellow colours. Today, guided tours are available through some of the 40km of spectacular vaulted underground tunnels that have been hewn by hand out of the earth. The tour guide was interesting, and the tunnels make a great sanctuary from the heat of the Provencale sun. The cliff marking the entrance to the mines looks more like a scene from Petra than Provence.
Mines de Bruoux, Route de Croagne,84400 Gargas
+33(0)4 90 06 22 59
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