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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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An ancient hamlet consisting of 20 costruction dry stone near village of Gordes. The exhibits of an open-air museum for over three decades.Very nice .Admission is 6 € and park is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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Serravalle, Italy
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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The bories themselves are fascinating, but this village is sadly lacking. There isn't a lot of information here, mostly you just walk through the old dwellings on your own, and try to imagine what it was like to live here. The worst is that it would appear that these buildings were restored in the 70s without any kind of archeological... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Very disappointing. It isn't very informative, you cannot get a sense of life in those times. It's not worth a visit.

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Serravalle, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

An ancient hamlet consisting of 20 costruction dry stone near village of Gordes. The exhibits of an open-air museum for over three decades.Very nice .Admission is 6 € and park is free.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

It's a long walk from the bus parking lot and not well marked. Some members of our group have up, convinced we had gone the wrong way. Still, if you persist, this stone village is well worth the visit. Since we visited on one of those days in Provence when the strong local winds were whipping down from all Alps... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Buildings are made of stone picked up in the fields, no mortar. Absolutely unlike anything I saw before. But very hard to find. Maps don't show correct location, we found it following local signs. Road is very narrow, in many places only one car can go through, so you have to yield to cars going opposite way.

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Interesting restored stone village that tells the story of rural farm life centuries ago and reminds you of the hardships these people faced. We saw these in SW Italy---the Tullis---but they were much better preserved. Beware though if you are driving to this site. You quickly run out of 2 lane road and spend most ot the drive on very... More 

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Geneva
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The way it is restored and presented you can feel the way of life of the people at that time. The function of each Borie is explained, with old furniture exposed. Very pedagogical. The road to access the site is very narrow and difficult to cross with 2 cars.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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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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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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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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Address: Address: Village des Bories, Les Savournins Chateau de Gordes, 84220 Gordes Gordes, France
Phone Number: 04 90 72 03 48
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Vaucluse  >  Luberon  >  Gordes

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