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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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Village des Bories

Signs for parking on the main road were confusing. They seemed to indicate to park and walk in, but it was only for larger vehicles as the road in is very narrow. There is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Lyn M
Ipswich, Australia
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Ipswich, Australia
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37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Signs for parking on the main road were confusing. They seemed to indicate to park and walk in, but it was only for larger vehicles as the road in is very narrow. There is parking right at the entrance. Information film is screened in French. Signs outside of the buildings were unreadable in some cases. The actual Bories construction is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Fascinating site. Had read about it. A bit expensive and not the most friendly receptionist. But still worth it.

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Berlin, Germany
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Most impressing , the place to visit with your children. Huts made out of stone, no windows, few with fire places, the same accomodation for the animals! All this still in use only 200 years ago! Next, take them to Menerbes or Oppede to look at the chateau and maybe subsequently to Avignon: 3 levels of wealth. History, culture, art... More 

Thank Hartmut W
Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is a pretty compact village of wonderfully crafted stone dwellings. The basic nature of them brings home the reality of rural life not so long ago. What these places must have been like to live in during winter doesn't bear thinking about. Hats off to the man who preserved this village; it's a real find.

Thank NickGalt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Not sure why 6 of us went here as it was so unusual the stone huts were almost bizarre and very austere but gave you a sense of how the very poor survived quite a difficult drive to get there: good bathrooms

Thank Defm
Ra'anana, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Got a bit lost on our way using the GPS. At last we just drove according to the signs and on direction Cavaillon, and arrived in five minutes. Very impressive and worth a visit

Thank michaltomer
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I loved the old houses built in dry stone, but there is little information and the movie was apperantly shot by students with all the camera movement. The entry fee is a bit too high for such a short display.

Thank Rok B
Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Narrow, twisty drive up to main parking. The Bories are well restored and provide an insight into a by gone agricultural era. Well built and cool inside. Took less than an hour to see everything and therefore a little pricey for what you get to do compared with other attractions in the area. 6 euro each adult.

Thank Susannah H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Interesting and informative, the younger kids love it as they run, in around and you do not have to continue saying "don't touch that!".

Thank orbuzzard
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Made by very poor farmers, mostly as a temporary sleeping place or enclosure for sheep and other cattle, bories, dot the landscape around Gordes. The Village des Bories is unique, in that it is in fact a small village, abandoned in the 19th century, made of these drystone houses. You can enter most, some being quite large having 2 floors,... More 

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