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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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A small and abandoned village made in drystone technique

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

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!".

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It was very impressive historical village where we could understand how they live in the past with local material.

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Algarve, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My husband loved it, because it is history and in fact unique. Me and my daughter find it a bit boring and it was very hot. Be aware that you have to gone by a very narrow road to get there.

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Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Impressive piece of building history packed in an area as big as a football pitch. A must see, especially with small children, who will love this to bits. Explanations are a bit sparse, as is the service, but the activity there is to try and understand how people built this and lived there. Go early in the morning as from... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting place which is not to be missed while visiting Gordes. It is only 3 km to Gordes, the road is very narrow. Every unit consists of 3 conical pieces: a room for the family, a shelter for the animals and a warehouse for food. Next to the unit, a bakery(owen) serves the family to cook the meals and... More 

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Rockford, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you are already in the area this was an interesting little side trip. Not a lot to see or do other than walk around and look at these really old stone huts. We saw many people park out by the main road and walk in (which is a pretty good walk) but we were able to park right next... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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