Colorado Provençal
Colorado Provençal
4.5
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Write a review
About
The Colorado Provencal is a former ocher quarry . Indeed, the first sod it was given in 1871. The last wash of ocher was held in 1993 with Roger Arnaud.The Colorado website The site is part of the private domain, both the Mayor of Rustrel and some 150 owners , heirs of ocher! Fully shaped by the hand of ocher workers. Thus you will discover the working face, basins, pipes conveying water, motors. These are all remnants of an industrial past . The association Colorado Provencal Rustrel The combination of the Provencal Colorado Rustrel is manager of this exceptional site. Ranked under the 1930 Act of Historical Monuments . This is why the association is located on two marked trails throughout the year.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
1,912 reviews
Excellent
989
Very good
629
Average
166
Poor
87
Terrible
41

matthieu g
London, UK23 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
The hike is really good and worth 5* but locals have been keen to jam the parking with crappy over-priced bars while your 8€ of access fee gets you 2 poor derelict toilets. Greedy locals
Written 29 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tubbytummy
London, UK307 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Ok this is industrial history walk of an old quarry which closed in 1991. Entrance is 5 euro with a map. There are walking routes but on our visit the only route open was blue route due to potential fire risk, which I in my opinion was so true very dry and hot. The blue route about 2 km. I would advise you down load the app, there short codes around on site. I never quite worked it out but type in circuit on the search and I went blue route it can then give an audio guide which was nice, but the app took a fair bit of trying to work it out. I am not a geologist or natural world expert so my view may be different. I had a pleasant walk around a disused quarry with different coloured sands. It was bit of MARS.
Make sure sensible shoes and bottle water. Staff were friendly. Cash at car park. Some small café to buy drinks. Sorry for not going wow! but for me ok. Maybe a school geography teacher would put me in detention until I realise the beauty and complexity of earths movements. I see old quarry with coloured sands.
Written 19 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

L_K1509
London, UK1,244 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We went to the site after reading the rave reviews on tripadvisor. On arrival we paid €5 to park, plenty of parking under shade of trees.

We were given a map and told only the blue 45-1 hr walking route was open, the longer orange walk was closed due to a high fire risk(it was very hot).

There is an app to download which will provide a commentary as you walk the route and will tell you about the history or the site, which is a disused quarry.

The quarry site has different coloured sands to see as you follow the clearly defined route.

It was not busy when we went (June) but it was very hot. I recommend bringing water. There are no benches throughout the walk, only at the beginning there are benches. There are a few rocks to sit on.

Staff we encountered were friendly and helpful.

I wouldn’t recommend the site if you were going out of your way. We wouldn’t return.
Written 19 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Faby S
Hobscheid, Luxembourg22 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Long walk and not much to see. Very hot and a lot of people in Summer. It was already crowded in may... We prefered "le sentier des ocres" in Rousillon.
Written 27 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

collideorscape
Hythe, UK99 contributions
May 2022
We went in May and it was a hot, dusty and crowded walk then. I hate to think what it would be like in July/August. However, it was well worth it for the weird scenery -- the colours look amazing on the photos I took. There is a choice of walks -- the blue walk is generally flat and would be okay so long as you are mobile. It covers the most photogenic parts too. The orange walk is more challenging, but should be okay for anybody who is fit and has sensible footwear.
Written 23 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

PinayInParis
Paris, France81 contributions
Aug 2021
Beautiful and colorful walk in nature. It can get really hot so bring some water and sunscreen. I was only wearing sneakers and it was fine. We took the 45 minute walk because the longer route (2 hours) was closed. We will be back again!
Written 26 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Barry
Belgium6 contributions
Aug 2020
Beautiful, diverse, not too long visit of the place. We didn't have the chance to take a guide, but from the conversations I overheard. They seemed extremely interesting. Would recommend.
Written 1 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Alexandre H
Madrid, Spain76 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Went there mid of july the place was pact of people, nobody waring masks. Guards at the entrance gathering people to give advice for fire safety. Not the right time to go really if no measures are taken even it is in open space.
Written 26 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Alex A
Torpoint, UK123 contributions
Oct 2019
We went out of season after a lot of rain, the carpark was closed but you could still park you just didn't have to pay for the privilege. There were 2 walks but you don't have to follow them you can just walk up to the main open mine site, you can't miss it, it's very open and bright. Having been to the ochre mines in Rousillon I would say this is just as good and possibly better as you get great views of the countryside on your way round.
Written 10 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

caroline2
Paris, France413 contributions
Sep 2019
There is a choice of two different itineraries, we did the long one taking about 1h1/2. Be prepared to go up, it’s a bit steep at times but worth doing. One need good shoes and water if the weather is hot. There are many photo opportunities and the landscapes are simply amazing!! The car park is very big and there are some food and drinks either at the beginning/end of the walk, nothing in between. Will certainly go back!!
Written 12 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 77
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

COLORADO PROVENÇAL (Rustrel) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

Frequently Asked Questions about Colorado Provençal

Colorado Provençal is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM