Village des Bories, Gordes

3.5
#2 of 15 in Historic Sites in Luberon
Visit Village des Bories for a close-up look at the ruins of a small hamlet from Napoleonic times. Wander through this open-air museum to examine about 20 dry stone huts that were used primarily for agricultural reasons. Some of them comprised part of a Gordoise nave--a multipurpose area used as a seasonal dwelling, a tool shed, or even a sheep shelter. Use our Gordes itinerary maker to add Village des Bories and other attractions to your Gordes vacation plans.
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  • August 17, 2017
    I will not doubt the historical importance and the importance of this collection of bories. But after paying 6 Euro for this at the entrance, you would at least expect a series of well presented mater...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    1 hour or 2 to understand the typical architecture of the region's dry-stone houses... With a little game for children history involved. Nice little family visit.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Course interesting for the whole family, interesting explanations. Movies to renovate and put to the taste of the day.
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  • June 20, 2017
    Very interesting meeting with the ancient times. Good explanations in each building.
  • March 2, 2017
    A bit out of the way, but interesting to go through. Gives you a real feel for life of peasants relying on neighbors to build everything needed to live, including your home. Very moving.
  • August 10, 2017
    The road leading to the place is very small and narrow - not the best for a large car. Parking is free - entrance fee is 6€ per Person. Plan about 45m-60m to see it all & watch the movie about the renovations.
  • June 3, 2017
    If you feel adventurous, there are Bories surrounded by walls and paths just outside the village which are worth a visit.
  • October 1, 2016
    Interesting to explore a bygone way of life.

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