Village des Bories, Gordes

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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. For Village des Bories and beyond, use our Gordes journey planning website to get the most from your Gordes vacation.
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  • Surprising village dating back to the age of Bronze and reconstituted in the 18 th century. Made of dry stone, he served as housing, shelter for shepherds, herds and crops. There are ovens, homes, etc.
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  • A real discovery for me of the Bories, I was blown away by these buildings that resist the time and were built by the people to save agriculture and farming as a result of the changing demographics.
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  • Small village to discover. Small shelters made of dry stone construction. I recommend this tour to make with the kids.
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  • Interesting but not much more, be warned if you are in a camper van it's a long walk to the village,
  • Very interesting meeting with the ancient times. Good explanations in each building.
  • 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.
  • If you feel adventurous, there are Bories surrounded by walls and paths just outside the village which are worth a visit.
  • 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.

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