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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 #7 of 20 Attractions in Gordes
Type: Ancient Ruins
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sarasota, florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you visit the village of Hordes to see it charming market on Tuesday and the magnificent castle...you must stop @ Village des Bodies...incredible hand built structures of dry stacked stones.....an engineering wonder and very close to Forces.

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

These dry stone structures are extremely interesting and unusual. They are built largely without cement and were used by farm workers away from the main villages. They are unique to Provence although we have seen similar structures in the Outer Hebrides, where they are larger and act as defensive strongpoints. The exhibition is near Gordes and is well presented with... More

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Avon Lake
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Stopped in before heading back to our rental home in Gordes. It was ok... some displays behind glass in the stone homes. Nothing exciting or super interesting.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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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39 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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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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