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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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Nicely restored

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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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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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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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Not far from the village of Gordes, the Bories village, classed as a historic monument, gives an interesting view of the rural way of life in Provence, from far-off times to the XIXe century. These characteristic constructions are made of stones that have been skillfully stacked into huts with corbelled vault ceilings, without use of mortar. A real architectural masterpiece.... More 

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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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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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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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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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