Ôkhra - Écomusée de l'Ocre

The tourist service at Roussillon :

To better understand the industrial adventure of ochre which completely transformed the Vaucluse landscape from Roussillon to Rustrel in “Provencal Colorado”, you really must visit the Conservatory in a former factory. Here everything is still ochre-coloured, from floor to ceiling. The contrast between the earthy colours and the hues of the pines is stunning and beautiful. Open all year round.
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In this former ochre factory created by those who began the whole adventure in 1871, you can visit and discover basins, ovens, red and yellow ochre mills and a garden used to grow plants for dyeing purposes.
The OKHRA Association is open to both the public and professionals for guided tours, training sessions, and educational workshops for children during the school year and vacation, conferences, practical advice on how to use the hues.
Temporary exhibitions are also available. See what’s scheduled, at the web site:

There’s also a boutique, numerous books on colours, flasks of pigments, binders, gums and more.
You can rent bikes on the spot and head out to explore the village of Roussillon and the ochre landscapes of the Luberon.
Free admission for under 10's.

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  • Toilets
  • Exhibition space
  • Car park
  • Free car park


  • Shop
  • Permanent entertainments organiser
  • Tourist routes
  • Tourist brochures
  • Guided tours

Dates and times

From 01/07 to 31/07, daily between 10 am and 7 pm.

From 01/08 to 31/08, daily between 10 am and 7 pm.

From 01/09 to 31/10
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/11 to 15/11 between 2 pm and 5 pm.
Closed on Wednesday.

From 16/11 to 18/12 between 2 pm and 5 pm.

Means of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash


Reduced price: 6 €
Adult: 7 €.

Free entry for children < 10 years.
Group rate available for > 15 people.

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French


Ôkhra - Écomusée de l'Ocre
Usine d'ocre de Roussillon
570, route d'Apt
84220 Roussillon
Phone : Show number 04 90 05 66 69
E-Mail :
Website :
Facebook :


Longitude : 5.305805
Latitude : 43.896126

To know

Included in the Vaucluse Provence Pass