The Colorado Provençal

Pedestrian sports, Course, Hiking itinerary Interdepartmental Vineyard


Explore the Colorado of Rustrel, whose grandiose site presents the many hues, from luminous yellow to the deep red, that were extracted by six generations of ochre and iron miners.
From Barriès to Notre-Dame des Anges, the paths lead you among pumps, quarries, streams, sluice gates and settling basins, reminders of the industrial activity of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Rehabilitated in 2008, the job site of Ocre Blanche in Barriès sector of the colorado of Rustrel, can be visited only with a guide who will explain the process from extraction to packaging.
Opening period (s)From 10/02 to 28/02, daily between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm.

From 01/03 to 31/03, daily between 10.30 am and 4.30 pm.

From 01/04 to 30/04, daily between 9 am and 5 pm.

From 01/05 to 31/05, daily between 9 am and 6 pm.

From 01/06 to 30/06, daily between 8.30 am and 6.30 pm.

From 01/07 to 31/08, daily between 8 am and 7 pm.

From 01/09 to 30/09, daily between 9 am and 6 pm.

From 01/10 to 31/10, daily between 9.30 am and 5 pm.

From 01/12 to 31/12, daily between 10 am and 4 pm.
Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.

Subject to favorable weather.
Reservation supplementReservation only for the guided tours of the ochre washing.
Practical information
  • Route :
    • Signposted route
    • Distance (km) : 5.8
    • Daily duration (minutes) : 180
    • Route : BOUCLE
  • Parking :
    • Coach parking
    • Pay car park
  • Natures field :
    • Clay
  • Park :
    • Park
  • Leisure facilities :
    • Picnic area
  • Environments :
    • In the country
    • Village 2 km away
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