Ôkhra - Conservatory of ochres and color

To better understand the industrial adventure of ochre which completely transformed the Vaucluse landscape from Roussillon to Rustrel in “Provencal Colorado”, you really must visit the Conservatory in the former Mathieu Factory. Here everything is still ochre-coloured, from floor to ceiling, creating a remarkable contrast between the earthy colours and the bright hues of the pine trees which stand outside the building.

In this former ochre factory created by those who began the whole adventure in 1871, you can visit and discover basins, ovens, red and yellow ochre mills and a garden used to grow plants for dyeing purposes. 

Usine Mathieu
570 route d’Apt
84220 Roussillon

+33 490 05 66 69

Visit of Ôkhra - Conservatory of ochres and color, Roussillon

Visit Ôkhra, the Ochre Ecomuseum in Roussillon

Children's rates

 0 to 10 years free

11 to 18 years old 5.50 euros

On a 5-hectare site, discover the history of ochre and colours, as well as their use today in craft and artistic painting.

Horaires d'ouverture
February, March: 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm  
April, May, June: 10am-1pm and 2pm-6pm
July, August: 10am-7pm
September, October: 10am-1pm and 2pm-6pm
November, December: 2pm-5pm closed Wednesday
weekends and Christmas holidays.

Thematic of the place

Musuems and monuments

Public price
Tarif unique : €7.00
Price with the pass
Tarif unique : Free

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