Huts and houses

The Village des Bories (village of huts) just outside Gordes is an example of dry-stone building. In the 17th and 18th centuries farmers were encouraged to clear more land and convert it to arable use because of a lack of grain and other food shortages. Land around villages was already in use and so farmers had to move further afield (pun intended). They used the stone collected in land clearance to build storage facilities, animal shelters and seasonal dwellings. The village outside Gordes grew vines, olive trees and cereals and reared livestock and silkworms. It was abandoned in the mid-19th century, rediscovered and restored 100 years later. It’s a tranquil place, in a beautiful setting.

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The town of Gordes, with houses spectacularly placed on the edge of a bluff, has fantastic views …

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🙂 🙂 🙂

5 thoughts on “Huts and houses

  1. I see you are visiting some of my old haunts….brought back some good memories. Looks like you are having some great explorations with Rox and LWD

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