The history of the Bories

The history of the Bories

Before being known as the Village des Bories, this hamlet 270m above sea level near Gordes, was called "Les Cabanes". Without a cemetery and church, this hamlet is typical of temporary settlements which, in Mediterranean countries, doubled the size of permanent villages and was linked to seasonal agricultural work.

Its appearance results from the important development of farmlands that Provence saw in the 17th and 18th centuries ...

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