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Village des Bories

Les Savournins Chateau de Gordes route du Village des Bories, 84220, Gordes, France
+33 4 90 72 03 48
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Fascinating how they built these structures out of necessity and at the same time they are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robert T
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Hartford, Connecticut
Ancient stone village is beautiful and sobering

The village stone work is primitive and beautiful and is as reminder of the harsh life peasants... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
claude_monnier
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Raleigh, NC
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Les Savournins Chateau de Gordes route du Village des Bories, 84220, Gordes, France
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+33 4 90 72 03 48
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fascinating how they built these structures out of necessity and at the same time they are brilliant. Worth the quick trip !

Thank Robert T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The village stone work is primitive and beautiful and is as reminder of the harsh life peasants had. Similar structures can be seen around the world, but not as a village.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the outskirts of Gordes, this historical grouping of "Bories" give a window into the harsh life of Provencal farmers. These "dry-stone" buildings created from the stones dug out on site as fields and olive groves were planted, are of various shapes and sizes but...More

Thank nikkie10
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just out of Gordes this old French stone village is worthy of visiting. The workmanship in creating this village is something amazing. Definitely make time to view the visual presentation and go upstairs to the display.

Thank GSAJ
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The village of Bories is a story of freedom. In exchange for cultivating harsh lands the farmers got land to own themselves. They lived in houses which appear as Neolithic. Absolutely worth the trip

Thank francien2015
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

A piece of French history that has been preserved for us to enjoy. The building process,without using mortar, was impressive. The introductory film and small displays were helpful in understanding the history. Worth the walk from Gordes.

Thank Vicki1020
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Hard to believe that shepherds still lived in these small stone rooms until the late 1800s. Part of the area was for sheep and the other for the shepherd. Apparently, these are found all over the world. Take a hat if it's a sunny day...More

Thank Jeanie M
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Saw a lot of motor homes parked and so decided to visit this nearby village, not knowing what we would see. Drove our car in and watch a few people trek in 1.6 km by foot. Narrow road leading to this site but once your...More

3  Thank Sandy R
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Well worth a visit see how people lived and survived prior to our mod coms not sure I could especially in the winter, go visit and see if you could, let me know ?

Thank greenalang
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

After visiting the village of Gordes, we drove on to the Village des Bories to see the dry stone construction of these unique structures dating back hundreds of years. Perhaps the most memorable part of the experience was the drive down twisting, narrow lanes lined...More

1  Thank Sharon R
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12 June 2017|
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Response from Gourmet V | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure what time it closes but in the summer better to go early or as late as poss as really hot
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Lauren S
2 January 2017|
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Response from Guinnog | Reviewed this property |
You buy a ticket. It is only open certain hours.
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