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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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Stone huts unique to this area, no equivalent in USA

Charming stone houses can be seen in the countryside around the Vaucluse region, near Gordes and Uzes. These were brought together and staged, with explanations in a brochure and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
fibersong
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Asheville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came here as part of a day out. The history behind the place is nice to know, but it could do with a little more development to make it more engaging. The views are lovely though and it's a nice way to chill and spend time together on a down day.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming stone houses can be seen in the countryside around the Vaucluse region, near Gordes and Uzes. These were brought together and staged, with explanations in a brochure and a more detailed booklet. Fascinating creations of farmers and shepherds, quite intriguing. (There were paper brochures in English, but the book is in French.) Bring a flashlight or use the one... More 

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Thank fibersong
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun visit for a couple of hours. Amazing similarities to the ruins of the Mayan's in Chichen Itza, Yucutan, Mexico. This site in France wasn't built thousands of years ago and it was a village (no giant temples). Still, it's fascinating to compare the similarities that are presumably coincidental. Children friendly- can walk around touching the rock structures, etc. I... More 

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Vollezele, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Not easy to acces, because of the narrow roads, bordered by manmade low walls of flat stones (which on their own are worth seeing!), but rewarding if you like visiting the dwellings of our ancestors. It made me remind of our trips to America where we visited the dwellings of the Anasazi and the Ute Indians; This village however, is... More 

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Thank Ignace D
Ipswich, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Thank Lyn M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

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

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Thank OlaWH
Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

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Thank Hartmut W
Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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.

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Thank NickGalt
Illinois
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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

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Thank Defm
Ra'anana, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

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

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