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!

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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  Une belle découverte ! Merci pour cette visite très instructive sur le processus d’extraction de l’ocre et la fabrication des peintures avec ce pigment. Très sympa aussi de pouvoir peindre.... read more

    avatar thumb LineS102
    23 October 2023
  • star rating  Une visite en autonomie puisque je manquais de temps. Les affichages et fléchages sont clairs et explicites. La visite permet de bien comprendre les procédés d'exploitation de l'ocre.
    J'ai adoré... read more

    avatar thumb Manueg34
    18 September 2023
  • star rating  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

    avatar thumb MONIQUE P
    27 August 2023
  • star rating  Une visite à faire absolument - Encore une très belle visite dans cette belle région du Luberon. Un petit musée charmant bien conservé et facile d’accès. Nous conseillons la visite guidée qui dure une heure, celle... read more

    23 August 2023
  • star rating  Très beau musée  - Belle expérience très enrichissante. En complément des mines et du sentier. A faire avec un guide car plus interactif. Activité avec pastel et aquerelle proposee à la fin apprécié... read more

    23 August 2023
  • star rating  Belle reconversion culturelle pour cet ancien site industriel basé sur la transformation de l ocre. Visite guidée recommandée avec une petite initiation au dessin avec ocres.
    . A faire si... read more

    avatar thumb nat_gerin
    14 August 2023
  • star rating  Un musée à voir  - Petit musée inconnu qui mérite les détour . Profitez de la visite guidée à 5€ très intéressante (4 euros sans guide).

    10 August 2023
  • star rating  Très bon écomusée sur l'ocre. Le parcours de l'usine est vraiment super à faire pour découvrir comment fonctionne l'extraction, la production jusqu'à l'expédition. La présence des matériels est un réel... read more

    avatar thumb jice63
    20 July 2023
  • star rating  Instructif et immersif  - L'expérience enrichissante qui permet de mieux comprendre l'économie de l'orcre. La visite guidé est intéressante avec en fin de visite un petit atelier de peinture. N'étant pas artiste la boutique... read more

    Cécilia R
    18 July 2023
  • star rating  déçu - beaucoup trop cher pour la visite.Meme si on découvre les méthodes de travail début 20 eme siècle qui n'était pas facile

    eric c
    15 July 2023

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