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.
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.
Février, Mars : 10h-13h et 14h-17h
Avril, Mai, Juin : 10h-13h et 14h-18h
Juillet, Août : 10h-19h
Septembre, Octobre : 10h-13h et 14h-18h
Novembre, Décembre : 14h-17h fermé mercredi
week-ends et vacances de Noël.
Thematic of the place
Musuems and monuments