Ôkhra - Conservatoire des Ocres et de la Couleur

This conservatoire is housed in the Mathieu factory, where ochre extracted from nearby quarries used to be processed. It explains the manufacturing process of the pigment used in paints and colourwashes: kneading to get rid of as much sand as possible, letting the ochre settle in special basins, natural drying followed by oven drying, grinding in the mill and finally packing into sacks or barrels. Temporary exhibition dedicated to colour.

Useful information


Usine Mathieu, 84220 Roussillon


+33 4 90 05 66 69


7 € (-12 years old 5.50 €)

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 10am-7pm; Apr-Oct: 10am-6pm; rest of year: telephone for timetable - closed weekends (Jan), 1 Jan, 24 Dec

Nearby tourist attractions

Ochre Trail Ochre Trail
Ochre Trail