Visitez ôkhra en groupe


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
84220 Roussillon

Practical information

2 km from the village of Roussillon

Free parking

Dogs allowed

Direct bus access via line 17

Bike rental

Fire precautions

Method of payment accepted


Credit cards



Holiday vouchers

On-site services

The spaces

  • Counter-bookstore space
  • Relaxation area with picnic area
  • Manufacturing workshop to visit


 Room rental

  • Rental of rooms for exhibitions
  • Rental of the site for receptions and incentive events
  • Rental of training and seminar rooms

All year

Reservations for groups

Do you want to book a specific workshop or request a personalized visit / workshop for your group? This is where it happens ! together we can imagine a personalized program!

14 + 11 =

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The Camille Mathieu ocher factory

Immerse yourself in the heart of a century-old ocher factory, completely rehabilitated. Discover the ocher heritage and the know-how of color.

Public: all public
Duration: 1 hour
Price: 5.5 € incl.taxes / person


Aquarello, the elephant who dreamed of colors

What can an ordinary gray elephant dream of? To color your skin of course! But how to do it ? This is what children will learn by discovering Roussillon and its ochres alongside Aquarello.

Public: Kindergarten / CP
Duration: 1h30
Price: 10 € TTC / Person

The ocher & color chart

A complete and adaptable workshop from 6 to 106 years old, to learn how to make a natural painting yourself from raw materials and to leave with the desire to discover the natural materials of painting: Pigments, gum arabic, egg, white cheese .

Public: All Public
Duration: 1h30
Price: 10 € TTC / Person

Vegetable watercolors

The greatest chefs know it: The color of fruits and vegetables is not stable. Combine red cabbage and lemon and you get pink! Add a little gum arabic and you have a watercolor! From cabbage and turmeric you will make and use watercolors.

Public: All Public.
Duration: 1h30
Price: 10 € TTC / Person

Paint like...

Matisse, Picasso, prehistoric men, to each his own technique. Immerse yourself in the different universes of our greatest to explore a period of their work, then fabricate your paintings to paint in their own way.

Public: All Public
Duration: 1h30
Price: 10 € TTC / Person

Visits and Workshops 

Roussillon ochres & colors

You spend half a day in Roussillon and you don’t want to leave without knowing more about these ochres that color the land, the houses, the trees and even the men? Choose this option: Ecomuseum of ocher / Village of Roussillon or Ecomuseum of ocher / Path of ocher. Follow the leader !

Audience: All ages
Duration: 2h30
Price: 13 € TTC / Person

The secret of ochres

A complete guided tour to learn all about ocher. At the Roussillon ocher trail, discover the geology and extraction methods. At the Mathieu ocher factory, relive its industrial history and the stages of ore processing. Learn how to make your own paints from natural products during a 1-hour workshop.

Audience: All ages.
Duration: 3h
Price: 15 € TTC / Person

From the village to the ocher factory

A day of immersion in the ochres and colors of the famous village of Roussillon. Everyone will find answers to their questions: geology and extraction at the ocher trail, colored plasters from houses in the village, the manufacture of ocher at the factory and the practice of painting during a workshop. 1h.

Audience: Professional, all ages.
Duration: 4h
Price: 20 € TTC / Person

From pickax to brush

From Gargas to Roussillon, from miner to painter, from pickaxe to brush: Immerse yourself in the great industrial history of ocher, its still current uses, thanks to the guided tour of the two sites and the initiation to the manufacture of your own paintings for fine arts and decoration, during a 1 hour workshop.

Public: All ages, from 10 years old.
Duration: 4h
Price: 20 € TTC / Person


Material colors - business colors

 Audience: special CFA program
Duration: three 1/2 days, i.e. 12h00
Price: 150 € TTC / person

You said it

  • star rating  Voyage dans le temps dans cette fabrique d ocre. Balade avec ou sans guide .Possibilités de dessiner .Très belle œuvre des t-shirts

    avatar thumb jefke74
    28 September 2022
  • star rating  Authentique - Nous avons pris part à la visite guidée du site. Ludique et prenant, notre guide a su capter l’attention et nous faire voyager dans l’histoire de l’ocre . Nous... read more

    20 September 2022
  • star rating  Ne pas hésiter à faire la visite. - Philippe nous a guidé dans cette visite qui nous fait découvrir le travail de l’ocre depuis des millions d’années. Très bon guide avec beaucoup d’humour. Cdl
    Patrice... read more

    11 September 2022
  • star rating  Belle découverte en famille  - Quel bonheur d'avoir découvert cet endroit, nous avons fait la visite guidée qui paraît indispensable pour profiter pleinement du lieu. Clara notre guide a été enthousiaste, souriante et très claire... read more

    16 August 2022
  • star rating  Passionnnant ! - Voir les carrières d'ocre à Roussillon ou Rustrel sans visiter ce site serait vraiment dommage.
    Notre visite guidée avec Titien a été passionnante ! Nous avons appris beaucoup de... read more

    Alix D
    15 July 2022
  • star rating  Arrêt indispensable.. - Visite très intéressante, incontournable ans le circuit des ocres.
    Nous avons eu la visite guidée, captivante qui nous a permis d apprendre de façon ludique l évolution de la fabrication... read more

    21 May 2022
  • star rating  Groupe de 20 personnes adultes. Nous avons profité d'une visite guidée dédiée, très intéressante, très pédagogique. Nous l'avons complétée par un atelier où nous avons crée des peintures utilisant différents... read more

    avatar thumb philippecK2549RY
    18 May 2022
  • star rating  visite riches de découvertes - Bonjour, une visite très agréablement guidée par Titien, j'ai appris beaucoup de choses historiques, technique et cet atelier de fin est ludique; merci pour cette belle visite.
    Angie... read more

    13 May 2022
  • star rating  Le bonheur des ocres - La visite commentée, en petit groupe, est passionnante, le guide sait nous intéresser. l'atelier de découverte en fin de visite est un moment simple et chaleureux, une opportunité de se... read more

    18 April 2022
  • star rating  Incontournable pour comprendre de façon ludique et pédagogique, l exploitation-utilisation de l ocre - Très chouette visite guidée, ça bouge c est pédagogique, juste ce qu il faut et on comprend tout. On fini la visite par un petit atelier où on utilise l... read more

    18 April 2022

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