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Address: Village des Bories, Les Savournins Chateau de Gordes, 84220 Gordes Gordes, France
Phone Number: 04 90 72 03 48
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Like a village of Stone Age

Very interesting place which is not to be missed while visiting Gordes. It is only 3 km to Gordes, the road is very narrow. Every unit consists of 3 conical pieces: a room for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting place which is not to be missed while visiting Gordes. It is only 3 km to Gordes, the road is very narrow. Every unit consists of 3 conical pieces: a room for the family, a shelter for the animals and a warehouse for food. Next to the unit, a bakery(owen) serves the family to cook the meals and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you are already in the area this was an interesting little side trip. Not a lot to see or do other than walk around and look at these really old stone huts. We saw many people park out by the main road and walk in (which is a pretty good walk) but we were able to park right next... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The bories themselves are fascinating, but this village is sadly lacking. There isn't a lot of information here, mostly you just walk through the old dwellings on your own, and try to imagine what it was like to live here. The worst is that it would appear that these buildings were restored in the 70s without any kind of archeological... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Very disappointing. It isn't very informative, you cannot get a sense of life in those times. It's not worth a visit.

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Serravalle, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

An ancient hamlet consisting of 20 costruction dry stone near village of Gordes. The exhibits of an open-air museum for over three decades.Very nice .Admission is 6 € and park is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

It's a long walk from the bus parking lot and not well marked. Some members of our group have up, convinced we had gone the wrong way. Still, if you persist, this stone village is well worth the visit. Since we visited on one of those days in Provence when the strong local winds were whipping down from all Alps... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Buildings are made of stone picked up in the fields, no mortar. Absolutely unlike anything I saw before. But very hard to find. Maps don't show correct location, we found it following local signs. Road is very narrow, in many places only one car can go through, so you have to yield to cars going opposite way.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Interesting restored stone village that tells the story of rural farm life centuries ago and reminds you of the hardships these people faced. We saw these in SW Italy---the Tullis---but they were much better preserved. Beware though if you are driving to this site. You quickly run out of 2 lane road and spend most ot the drive on very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The way it is restored and presented you can feel the way of life of the people at that time. The function of each Borie is explained, with old furniture exposed. Very pedagogical. The road to access the site is very narrow and difficult to cross with 2 cars.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This village particularly captivated me because the story of the devotion to restoring it was as interesting as the restored buildings themselves. I also am fond of stone things made without mortar, like dry laid walls and the "trulli" of southern Italy, to which these Bouri are related. The site is interesting, reasonably well interpreted and I'd suggest spending an... More 

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Address: Village des Bories, Les Savournins Chateau de Gordes, 84220 Gordes Gordes, France
Phone Number: 04 90 72 03 48
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Vaucluse  >  Luberon  >  Gordes

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