The Caves and Gardens of Palais Saint Firmin are a semi-troglodyte site built by man and dug into the rock witness to the village's artisanal activities in the Middle Ages.
Semi-troglodyte site built by man and dug into the rock witness to the handicraft activities of the village in the Middle Ages (olive oil mill, silos, vats...)
“Citadel villages” like Gordes are a real challenge to nature. Indeed, to cope with the lack of space on the ground, intra-wall houses pile up and set up an underground life. Although men lived on the surface, industry and crafts developed underground. There is a gigantic underground network in Gordes, often more impressive than the houses that house it. Currently, this backside of the decor, buried under the embankments, is not visible. Finally almost, since after more than forty years of excavation work, tourists can now discover part of this underground world.
Documentary on the restoration of the cellars, visit MP3 (10 languages), 3D video (representation of the craft activity that existed in the cellars) and small museum with objects that witness the different uses of the cellars found during their restoration.
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