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Interesting for a short visit if in the area

The village has a variety of types of bories for various functions. Interesting to see the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sean D
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An interesting village with a lot of history

Interesting little village on the outskirts of Gordes. Borry being my family name, I had no excuses... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Surfy B
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Les Savournins Chateau de Gordes route du Village des Bories, 84220, Gordes, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The village has a variety of types of bories for various functions. Interesting to see the construction techniques and how people might have lived in these dwellings. Would not make a special long distance trip but it is convenient to Gordes and nearby towns.

Thank Sean D
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Interesting little village on the outskirts of Gordes. Borry being my family name, I had no excuses not to visit this village while in the area. The site gives a lot of information on the history of this village and the farmers who used to...More

Thank Surfy B
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 16 June 2018 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.

Thank claude_monnier
Reviewed 12 June 2018

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

1  Thank nikkie10
Reviewed 28 May 2018 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
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
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
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
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

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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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You buy a ticket. It is only open certain hours.
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