ôkhra, an essential stopover in the Luberon
Full price € 7
Individual reduction 6 € (job seekers, partner sites, disabled, large families)
Free (-10 years old, locals from Roussillon).
Open 7 days a week every day, from February holidays to October / January holidays by appointment. //
February, March: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.-5 p.m. // April, May, June: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.-6 p.m. // July, August: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.-7 p.m. // September, October: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m. -6 p.m. // November, December: 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays // Closed weekends and during the Christmas holidays.
570 route d’Apt, D104
2 km from the village of Roussillon
Direct bus access via line 17
Method of payment accepted
- Counter-bookstore space
- Relaxation area with picnic area
- Manufacturing workshop to visit
- Rental of rooms for exhibitions
- Rental of the site for receptions and incentive events
- Rental of training and seminar rooms
Calendar of activities
The Mathieu factory is a former ocher production plant which produced around 1000 tonnes of ocher per year between 1921 and 1963. Abandoned for several years in the state of industrial wasteland, it can be visited since 1994. Washing systems , the kiln and mills have been restored to understand the different stages of ore processing, from extraction to shipping. This technical history of ocher is placed in its local and international economic and cultural context so that everyone can grasp the past, current and future challenges of this material which remains an unalterable natural pigment and of secular use.
Workshop and visit
Guided tour of 1 hour in two parts: the Camille Mathieu ocher factory and ocher know-how; the practical mini-workshop to discover colors and paints.
Price: Full price € 7; individual reduced € 6 (job seekers, partner sites, disabled, large families); free (-10 years old, Roussillon).
Duration: 1 hour
Family workshop ‘paint in the style of ..‘ for adults and children of 1 hour 30 minutes to immerse yourself in the world of a painter or a first people to discover painting and the history of art.
Price: 13 € incl.
It is a practical 3 hour workshop. You will learn how to make and apply decorative paints (flour) or artistic paints (gouache, watercolor).
Price: 50 € incl.
It’s a full day in a 6 hour workshop. You will deepen the decorative paints (limewash & casein) or artistic paints (casein, tempera, glue, gouache & watercolor).
Price: 100 € incl.
3 initiation days
Every two months, following the lime initiation day, you will discover decorative lime plasters: fine rubbed plaster, mamorino stucco, tadelakt & sgraffito.
Price: 300 €
Duration: 3 days. (18 hours)
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Visite guidée très intéressante. Le temps est vite passé avec une guide passionnée. On se rend compte du travail de "forçats" des ouvriers de l'époque. Cette visite fait suite à... read more
27 August 2023