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Unusual Provence (France)

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The medieval village of Lacoste near the village of Bonnieux and, on top of the hill, the castle of the Marquis De Sade

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The medieval village of Lacoste near the village of Bonnieux and, on top of the hill, the castle of the Marquis De Sade

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The alleys of the medieval village of Lacoste that rise towards the castle

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The alleys of the medieval village of Lacoste that rise towards the castle

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The alleys of the medieval village of Lacoste that rise towards the castle

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The alleys of the medieval village of Lacoste that rise towards the castle

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The castle of De Sade from which, thanks to its stories of violence and sexuality, the term sadism originates

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The castle of De Sade from which, thanks to its stories of violence and sexuality, the term sadism originates

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De Sade Castle, which hosts art exhibitions, is now owned by the fashion designer Pierre Cardin

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De Sade Castle, which hosts art exhibitions, is now owned by the fashion designer Pierre Cardin

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Artwork on display in the square at the entrance to the De Sade castle, now owned by the fashion designer Pierre Cardin

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Artwork on display in the square at the entrance to the De Sade castle, now owned by the fashion designer Pierre Cardin

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Part of the castle is in ruins while inside, there are rooms for exhibitions and conferences organized by the stylist Pierre Cardin

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Part of the castle is in ruins while inside, there are rooms for exhibitions and conferences organized by the stylist Pierre Cardin

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Part of the castle is in ruins while inside, there are rooms for exhibitions and conferences organized by the stylist Pierre Cardin

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Part of the castle is in ruins while inside, there are rooms for exhibitions and conferences organized by the stylist Pierre Cardin

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The ancient clock tower in the medieval village of Lacoste

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The ancient clock tower in the medieval village of Lacoste

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On the Luberorn hills not far from Gordes and Lacoste there is the ancient dry stone village of Les Bories

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On the Luberorn hills not far from Gordes and Lacoste there is the ancient dry stone village of Les Bories

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Les Bories is an ancient shepherd village built with overlapping stones without the use of cement mortar

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Les Bories is an ancient shepherd village built with overlapping stones without the use of cement mortar

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Les Bories is an ancient shepherd village built with overlapping stones without the use of cement mortar

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Les Bories is an ancient shepherd village built with overlapping stones without the use of cement mortar

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Les Bories is an ancient shepherd village built with overlapping stones without the use of cement mortar

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Les Bories is an ancient shepherd village built with overlapping stones without the use of cement mortar

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The village of Les Bories was inhabited by shepherds until the early 20th century

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The village of Les Bories was inhabited by shepherds until the early 20th century

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The village of Les Bories was inhabited by shepherds until the early 20th century

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The village of Les Bories was inhabited by shepherds until the early 20th century

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The stones to build Les Bories were extracted from the fields and stacked on top of each other from the foundations to the roof

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The stones to build Les Bories were extracted from the fields and stacked on top of each other from the foundations to the roof

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Among the houses are fences for flocks of goats and sheep

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Among the houses are fences for flocks of goats and sheep

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Heavy and difficult work overlapping the stones to build the village

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Heavy and difficult work overlapping the stones to build the village

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The houses have a single entrance and small windows to shelter from the cold of winter and keep the rooms cool in summer

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The houses have a single entrance and small windows to shelter from the cold of winter and keep the rooms cool in summer

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The houses have a single entrance and small windows to shelter from the cold of winter and keep the rooms cool in summer

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The houses have a single entrance and small windows to shelter from the cold of winter and keep the rooms cool in summer

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The village of Les Bories is one of the few examples of rural architecture that uses only overlapping stones

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The village of Les Bories is one of the few examples of rural architecture that uses only overlapping stones

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The village of Les Bories is one of the few examples of rural architecture that uses only overlapping stones

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The village of Les Bories is one of the few examples of rural architecture that uses only overlapping stones

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The village of Les Bories is one of the few examples of rural architecture that uses only overlapping stones

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The village of Les Bories is one of the few examples of rural architecture that uses only overlapping stones

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All Les Bories houses have a single entrance door

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All Les Bories houses have a single entrance door

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The windows, without glass, are very small to avoid letting in the cold

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The windows, without glass, are very small to avoid letting in the cold

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All Les Bories houses have a single entrance door

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All Les Bories houses have a single entrance door

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The houses have three rooms used for cooking and sleeping

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The houses have three rooms used for cooking and sleeping

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The houses have three rooms used for cooking and sleeping

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The houses have three rooms used for cooking and sleeping

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Inside the houses it is noted that the ceiling is also entirely of stone

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Inside the houses it is noted that the ceiling is also entirely of stone

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The wood of the doors is consumed by time, wind, sun and rain

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The wood of the doors is consumed by time, wind, sun and rain

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The kitchen with a small mezzanine for food supplies

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The kitchen with a small mezzanine for food supplies

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The bread oven was unique for all the villagers

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The bread oven was unique for all the villagers

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Les Bories with its unique architecture is considered one of the most beautiful rural villages in France

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Les Bories with its unique architecture is considered one of the most beautiful rural villages in France

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Where is Les Bories village

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Where is Les Bories village

The medieval village of Lacoste near the village of Bonnieux and, on top of the hill, the castle of the Marquis De Sade
The medieval village of Lacoste near the village of Bonnieux and, on top of the hill, the castle of the Marquis De Sade
The alleys of the medieval village of Lacoste that rise towards the castle
The alleys of the medieval village of Lacoste that rise towards the castle
The alleys of the medieval village of Lacoste that rise towards the castle
The alleys of the medieval village of Lacoste that rise towards the castle
The castle of De Sade from which, thanks to its stories of violence and sexuality, the term sadism originates
The castle of De Sade from which, thanks to its stories of violence and sexuality, the term sadism originates
De Sade Castle, which hosts art exhibitions, is now owned by the fashion designer Pierre Cardin
De Sade Castle, which hosts art exhibitions, is now owned by the fashion designer Pierre Cardin
Artwork on display in the square at the entrance to the De Sade castle, now owned by the fashion designer Pierre Cardin
Artwork on display in the square at the entrance to the De Sade castle, now owned by the fashion designer Pierre Cardin
Part of the castle is in ruins while inside, there are rooms for exhibitions and conferences organized by the stylist Pierre Cardin
Part of the castle is in ruins while inside, there are rooms for exhibitions and conferences organized by the stylist Pierre Cardin
Part of the castle is in ruins while inside, there are rooms for exhibitions and conferences organized by the stylist Pierre Cardin
Part of the castle is in ruins while inside, there are rooms for exhibitions and conferences organized by the stylist Pierre Cardin
The ancient clock tower in the medieval village of Lacoste
The ancient clock tower in the medieval village of Lacoste
On the Luberorn hills not far from Gordes and Lacoste there is the ancient dry stone village of Les Bories
On the Luberorn hills not far from Gordes and Lacoste there is the ancient dry stone village of Les Bories
Les Bories is an ancient shepherd village built with overlapping stones without the use of cement mortar
Les Bories is an ancient shepherd village built with overlapping stones without the use of cement mortar
Les Bories is an ancient shepherd village built with overlapping stones without the use of cement mortar
Les Bories is an ancient shepherd village built with overlapping stones without the use of cement mortar
Les Bories is an ancient shepherd village built with overlapping stones without the use of cement mortar
Les Bories is an ancient shepherd village built with overlapping stones without the use of cement mortar
The village of Les Bories was inhabited by shepherds until the early 20th century
The village of Les Bories was inhabited by shepherds until the early 20th century
The village of Les Bories was inhabited by shepherds until the early 20th century
The village of Les Bories was inhabited by shepherds until the early 20th century
The stones to build Les Bories were extracted from the fields and stacked on top of each other from the foundations to the roof
The stones to build Les Bories were extracted from the fields and stacked on top of each other from the foundations to the roof
Among the houses are fences for flocks of goats and sheep
Among the houses are fences for flocks of goats and sheep
Heavy and difficult work overlapping the stones to build the village
Heavy and difficult work overlapping the stones to build the village
The houses have a single entrance and small windows to shelter from the cold of winter and keep the rooms cool in summer
The houses have a single entrance and small windows to shelter from the cold of winter and keep the rooms cool in summer
The houses have a single entrance and small windows to shelter from the cold of winter and keep the rooms cool in summer
The houses have a single entrance and small windows to shelter from the cold of winter and keep the rooms cool in summer
The village of Les Bories is one of the few examples of rural architecture that uses only overlapping stones
The village of Les Bories is one of the few examples of rural architecture that uses only overlapping stones
The village of Les Bories is one of the few examples of rural architecture that uses only overlapping stones
The village of Les Bories is one of the few examples of rural architecture that uses only overlapping stones
The village of Les Bories is one of the few examples of rural architecture that uses only overlapping stones
The village of Les Bories is one of the few examples of rural architecture that uses only overlapping stones
All Les Bories houses have a single entrance door
All Les Bories houses have a single entrance door
The windows, without glass, are very small to avoid letting in the cold
The windows, without glass, are very small to avoid letting in the cold
All Les Bories houses have a single entrance door
All Les Bories houses have a single entrance door
The houses have three rooms used for cooking and sleeping
The houses have three rooms used for cooking and sleeping
The houses have three rooms used for cooking and sleeping
The houses have three rooms used for cooking and sleeping
Inside the houses it is noted that the ceiling is also entirely of stone
Inside the houses it is noted that the ceiling is also entirely of stone
The wood of the doors is consumed by time, wind, sun and rain
The wood of the doors is consumed by time, wind, sun and rain
The kitchen with a small mezzanine for food supplies
The kitchen with a small mezzanine for food supplies
The bread oven was unique for all the villagers
The bread oven was unique for all the villagers
Les Bories with its unique architecture is considered one of the most beautiful rural villages in France
Les Bories with its unique architecture is considered one of the most beautiful rural villages in France
Where is Les Bories village
Where is Les Bories village

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France - Curiosity - Back to index
By: Carlo Piccinelli ID: 166

Le Bories on Google Maps.
In the little unknown Provence on the hills behind Marseille there are two interesting curiosities. In the medieval village of Lacoste is located, at the top of the hill, the castle where the Marquis De Sade lived, a French writer, poet and novelist who became famous for his unusual, violent and ambiguous tales, novels so famous and peculiars such to generate a term at the time nonexistent and today known throughout the world, sadism. The castle, restored and partly deliberately left in ruins, today it is owned of the famous fashion designer Pierre Cardin. The castle, is now location of interesting art exhibitions, some stable collections such as the large arms that welcome visitors, others temporary. The other curiosity present in this area of Provence is the village of Les Bories located not far from Lacoste and near the village of Gordes. The peculiarity of this village inhabited by shepherds and farmers until the beginning of the twentieth century lies in the fact that it is completely built with large stones superimposed on each other and without the use of consolidation mortars. A very particular village with numerous houses, some of which is possible to visite, completely made of stone. A particular rural architecture typical of these areas of France.
Links for more informations:
De Sade Castle:
www.france-voyage.com/cities-towns/lacoste
www.marvellous-provence.com
www.avignon-et-provence.com
Le Bories village:
www.vaucluse-visites-virtuelles.com
https://uk.luberoncoeurdeprovence.com