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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