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57679
updated: 11/28/2019
Mines de Bruoux
84400 Gargas
France
Contact the commission

Luberon Vaucluse Film Commission

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57679
Mines de Bruoux
84400 Gargas
France
Contact the commission

Luberon Vaucluse Film Commission

| +33688553268

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Location type
Environment
Countryside,
Forest
General presentation
Location Condition Type
Well maintained
Location History
Located in the heart of a pine forest, mines Bruoux are considered the "temple of ocher". They are the most important galleries of Europe and ocher evidence of the massive exploitation of this material in the Apt. The mines are an old quarry Bruoux ocher operated underground from 1880 to 1950. For 70 years, miners dug with pick over 40 km of tunnels to extract the ore ochreous. Converted into mushroom in the 60s, Bruoux mines located in the village of Gargas were refurbished in tour in 2009. The company Arcano, manager of the mine site Bruoux offers a guided tour of this place.
Construction period
1901-1910,
1911-1920,
1921-1930,
1931-1940,
1941-1950,
2001-2010,
XIXth Century
Remarkable architectural elements
Arch - Arcade,
Corridor,
Gallery (architecture)
Materials
Freestone - Limestone - Chalk,
Rock,
Sand,
Soil

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