Les Bories, an old-fashioned village

Don't throw the first stone to the visitors because everything here is stone from floor to ceiling..,
The village Les Bories, 1.5 kilometres from Gordes, has been a historical monument since 1977. The origin of this amazing village goes back to the Ligurians. The village of Les Bories also called "Village Noir" was inhabited until the 19th century. Les Bories is also nicknamed "Les cabanes des Gaulois".

The word "Borie", of Provençal origin, comes from the Latin "boaria" - ox stable -, and means a hut.

Everything was built, until the last century, in dry stone, that is to say without mortar, lime or cement.

The village of Les Bories is made up of seven groups of huts, each with a specific function, houses, stables, sheepfolds, barns, granaries, silkworm farms and bakeries, vats and haylofts, hen houses, soues and goatherds...

The last inhabitants left at the end of the 19th century.

In the 1960s, Pierre Viala, actor, poet and globetrotter, arrived on the abandoned site, which he bought in 1968.

In love with old stones, he embarked on titanic restoration work which was rewarded by the Academy of Architecture and by the classification of the village among the Historic Monuments.

Then in 1983, the municipality bought the place, making it permanent.

Today it is one of the most original tourist places in Provence, with more than 100,000 visitors each year.

You can discover a collection of everyday objects and old agricultural tools. A small garden of aromatic plants has also been created.

 

Village des Bories,

Les Savournins,

84220 Gordes
Tél. : 04 90 72 03 48

levillagedesbories@gordes-village.com

http://luberon.fr/tourisme/les-sites-touristiques/monuments/annu+village-des-bories+1712.html

 

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