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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 #9 of 20 attractions in Gordes
Type: Ancient Ruins
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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

this place is well maintained, and good place to spend an hour walking. you will not see anything amazing (except the video). overall the place is interesting, but I am not sure if worth 6EUR. however, if you are in Gordes, you should visit the place.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Over-priced at 6Euros. These little stone huts, some of which contain old utensils and tools, are not as old as you might at first think - lived in till late 19th century. But it's a pretty site at the end of a rough track and OK to pass 30-40 minutes. Perhaps I was expecting too much from previously read descriptions.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Bories are local dwellings built of stones gathered from the fields. Used for everything from storing tools to protecting flocks to housing. The oldest date back to the stone age. This village has been put together by collecting/restoring many bories from the area. Absolutely nothing else like it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Unbelievable conservation of an old, old village, in the old stone style. There is a good amount to see, the walking is easy enough, and the restoration is very good.

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