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.

The village has been restored since 1976.

Today it is one of the most original tourist places in Provence.

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


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Gordes : Un rêve de pierre (

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Gordes est un village mythique, un des "plus beaux villages de France", une célébrité connue dans le monde entier. Mais Gordes, c'est aussi un petit village de Provence accroché au rebord méridional des monts de Vaucluse, face au Luberon. En l'espace de cinquante ans, Gordes a ressuscité, non pas de ses cendres, mais de ses pierres effondrées et de ses toitures béantes. Un petit miracle, fruit des histoires d'amour qui se sont nouées entre les premiers artistes des origines et ce lieu hors du commun. Beaucoup d'autres ont suivi, souvent gens éclairés et conscients des devoirs dus à un tel pays. Ainsi, Gordes a-t-il repris goût à la vie. C'est cette belle histoire que retrace Jacqueline Brotte. Dans la lignée des artistes qui ont tant aimé ce village, elle promène son objectif, saisissant la magnificence d'un paysage, le charme d'un site, la beauté d'un monument ; puis elle laisse à sa plume le soin de nous les raconter.
Le pays de gordes

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Le village des bories à Gordes dans le Vaucluse

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Guide du pays de Gordes

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