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Village des Bories

Address: Village des Bories, Les Savournins Chateau de Gordes, 84220 Gordes Gordes, France
Phone Number: 04 90 72 03 48
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Ranked #6 of 19 things to do in Gordes
Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks

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Farmington, Connecticut
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209 reviews 209 reviews
102 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
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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Seattle, Washington
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Interesting dry stacked, corbelled ceiling stone structures. Some you can see from the road. I thought the price was too high for what was offered. It might be fun for families with young children.

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Bedford, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This would be a great place to take children. They would love the little stone huts. It was interesting but felt the admission price was high for what we saw.

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Gordes, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Not far from the village of Gordes, the Bories village, classed as a historic monument, gives an interesting view of the rural way of life in Provence, from far-off times to the XIXe century. These characteristic constructions are made of stones that have been skillfully stacked into huts with corbelled vault ceilings, without use of mortar. A real architectural masterpiece.... More 

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sarasota, florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
26 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you visit the village of Hordes to see it charming market on Tuesday and the magnificent castle...you must stop @ Village des Bodies...incredible hand built structures of dry stacked stones.....an engineering wonder and very close to Forces.

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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384 reviews 384 reviews
164 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

These dry stone structures are extremely interesting and unusual. They are built largely without cement and were used by farm workers away from the main villages. They are unique to Provence although we have seen similar structures in the Outer Hebrides, where they are larger and act as defensive strongpoints. The exhibition is near Gordes and is well presented with... More 

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Avon Lake
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16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Stopped in before heading back to our rental home in Gordes. It was ok... some displays behind glass in the stone homes. Nothing exciting or super interesting.

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San Francisco, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Overall, this was a fairly quick trip for us. It was fascinating to learn about the construction process and learn more about the communities inhabiting these structures years ago. Once you've seen the video and explored the grounds, not really much else to do (it's not a particularly immersive experience from a learning standpoint). We probably spent ~45 minutes in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
41 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is like no other place we have ever visited. If you are in Gordes take an hour and visit this amazing place

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Antwerp, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Our vacation house was a 20 minute walk from Village des Bories, so we couldn't not have visited it. The walk there is quite nice, so I'd definitely try to walk there if that's possible. Once you get there, it's a 6€ admission, but for that price you don't get a lot. The houses are nice to look at and... More 

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