Provence Sights

Village des Bories

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

Just outside Gordes, on a lane heading north from D2, you'll see signs leading to this village. The bizarre and fascinating little stone hovels called bories are found throughout this region of Provence, and here they are concentrated some 20 strong in an ancient community. Their origins are provocatively vague: built as shepherds' shelters with tight-fitting, mortarless stone in a hive-like form, they may date to the Celts, the Ligurians, even the Iron Age—and were inhabited or used for sheep through the 18th century. A photo exhibition shows other structures, similar to bories, in countries around the world.

Sight Information

Address:

Gordes, 84420, France

Phone:

/04–90–72–03–48

Sight Details:

  • €6
  • Daily 9–dusk

Published 06/25/2015

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