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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!

5 + 12 =

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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  Musée exceptionnel beaucoup d informations sur les ocres, et en prime sur rdv une formation sur la mise en oeuvre des ocres ds des peintures maison.
    Juste incroyde facilité.
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    6 September 2021
  • star rating  Ce lieu est magnifique et authentique, et se déguste dans le calme. Un beau témoignage du patrimoine industriel de la région, à voir absolument!!

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    31 August 2021
  • star rating  Une des meilleures visites de notre séjour, avec la mine de Bruoux ! Un guide plein d'humour, un site unique en Europe ! Ici on est loin de la "marée... read more

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    25 August 2021
  • star rating  Beau musée et belle exposition, nous avons fait l'atelier ocrier d'un jour. Adapté aux enfants, visite enrichissante

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    24 August 2021
  • star rating  Nous avons eu la chance d’assister à une visite guidée des lieux d’environ 1h. Le guide était passionnant et très pédagogue. La visite en 2 temps permet de mieux comprendre... read more

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    11 August 2021
  • star rating  Nous avons apprécié la visite guidée faite par une personne passionnée qui sait transmettre ses connaissances et garder l’attention de son public. A la fin de la visite un mini... read more

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    7 August 2021
  • star rating  Nous sommes arrivés par hasard à l’horaire de la visite guidée et sommes ravis de l’avoir faite. Très instructif et complémentaire du Colorado et du sentier des ocres sur... read more

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    4 August 2021
  • star rating  Visite passionnante, on apprend beaucoup de choses sur les ocres, la constitution des peintures…Le guide est un passionné qui sait rendre cette visite intéressante. Possibilité d’ateliers pour les enfants, les... read more

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    30 July 2021
  • star rating  Intéressés par la fabrication des pigments mais fatigués après une longue journe nous hésitions à faire la visite guidée. Bien nous en a pris de nous motiver. C'est très intéressant... read more

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    28 July 2021
  • star rating  Très bel écomusée qui est très complémentaire de la visite des mines de Bruoux. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié la visite guidée, un grand merci à Charles qui a été un... read more

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    27 July 2021

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