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Village des Bories

Village des Bories, Les Savournins Chateau de Gordes, 84220 Gordes Gordes, France
04 90 72 03 48
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Ranked #8 of 20 Attractions in Gordes
Type: Ancient Ruins
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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

It's an interesting sight to visit but at €6 pp we thought it a bit overpriced. It's a nice walk around and there's parking available.

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Bath UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

And spend the 6 Euros each admission. Interesting and not too busy even in the first week of August. You could give it a miss and not lost a lot. Nice way to spend an hour or so but overpriced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A didactic place , well worth visiting to learn about life in bygone years. The Bories are beautifully restored.

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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was a real find. This ancient village of stone houses dates back to early 1800's and quite an architectural feat....as they were built without mortar. The stone houses, walls and fences are made of dry stacked stone. We throughly enjoyed this stop.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A unique visit especially if you enjoy historical sites or like architectural trends. Visiting here helps put the visit to Gordes into perspective with the unique treatment of the limestone for building. Not so easy to find as GPS doesn't recognize it so keep sharp eye out for signs.

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Holt, Norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Just a few kms from Gordes, this restored dry stone village is worth the time and money. The introductory film is informative ( musuc is even better ) and you must allow 30 to 40 minutes for the tour. The drive off the main road is tight, slow and lots of reversing if you encounter an incoming vehicle. But well... More

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Lake Angelus MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Village des Bories is a village of stone houses, fences and sheep pens, etc. that were used by poor French from 1600's into the 1800's. Built of the limestone removed from their fields so they could farm, these are tone and two story stone buildings built with no mortar. Immensely picturesque, the children will enjoy the visit as well as... More

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