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Address: Les Savournins Chateau de Gordes route du Village des Bories, 84220, Gordes, France
Phone Number: 04 90 72 03 48
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Interesting place to visit with kids. Narrow roads to watch..

Though a bit expensive, it is an interesting place to visit with children. Architectural and photogenic place. Beware of an almost 3-4 km drive inside the hills on a narrow road.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Deepakhere
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Geneva, Switzerland

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Though a bit expensive, it is an interesting place to visit with children. Architectural and photogenic place. Beware of an almost 3-4 km drive inside the hills on a narrow road.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A great way to spend an hour or so leaning about the history of these amazing buildings and the ancient way of life in Provence. Kids find it facinating too as they are the perfect height for the doorways into Borries and love exploring this little village.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are around Gordes (which you can skip it) go here without a doubt. But the route is twisty and if you have a big car don't even try. A twisting, narrow, mile-long, stone-bordered road sets the mood for this mildly entertaining open-air museum of stone huts (bories). But is you will make it, you will be rewarded with... More 

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United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, bories may be of interest to some people. Peasants building habitats out of dry stone to house livestock or shelter in may be fascinating for some. It did take some skill to construct, I'll admit, but I found it all a bit dull to be honest and not a lot to see. No sense of who these people were... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to loads of attractions like this one and I have come to really hate the monetised, gift-shop approach to them. This is perfect; they have really worked to sensitively and sustainably restore the village and make it accessible to visitors. This is for me a perfect balance between unobtrusive curatorship and bits and pieces of information for... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These homey little structures are beautifully made and preserved and well worth a visit. You feel like you could move right in. They offer a glimpse into what life was like for hundreds of years in these valleys. Watch the film too. It's got a great soundtrack.

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london
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you've seen these types of structures before, you don't really need to go. Quite basic and we felt expensive for what it is, €24.00 for 4 adults and 1 child...

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Thank kckaceykc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Loved this place. Much quieter than Gordes! Crazy tiny road added to the adventure. Well preserved and fun to explore.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Going up to Gordes from the Abbey is a magnificent sights of those fences made of flat stones, when we see this particular place , we're amazed by the designs of more than 20 artworks home or hut made of dry flat stones, it's fantastic to watch and feel the materials they made.

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Thank Jun J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We found this to be an excellent attraction for history lovers and to imagine what life was like in those days. It really is a thoughtful experience to come here.

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