Beat the summer heat: build a borie!

 

After a full day of lavender hunting in the July heat, it's a relief to step into a prehistoric roadside hovel.

 

The best of these can be found at the Village des Bories, near Gordes, although you'll find them in various locations north of Aix-en-Provence.  They primarily served as shepherds cottages on their route from the south into the summer pastures of the north.

this borie is on the D-943
this borie is on the D-943

Bonnieux is one of the most picturesque villages of the Luberon.

 

It's not far from Lourmarin, another village worth visiting.

 

This is a region that inspires…here's evidence

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