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Usine Mathieu de Roussillon (Roussillon's Mathieu Ocher Works)

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Updated 12/19/2013

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The area's famous vein of natural ocher, which spreads some 25 kilometers (16 miles) along the foot of the Vaucluse plateau, has been mined for centuries, beginning with the ancient Romans, who used it for their pottery. You can visit the old Usine Mathieu de Roussillon to learn more about ocher's extraction and its modern uses.

Sight Information


On D104 southeast of town, Roussillon, 84220, France




Sight Details:

  • €6.50, €7 joint ticket with Sentier des Ochres
  • Mar.–June and Sept.–Nov., daily 9–1 and 2–6; Dec. and Feb., Wed.–Sun., 9–1 and 2–6; July–Aug., 9–7. Closed Jan.

Updated 12/19/2013


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