The Cellars & Gardens of Saint-Firmin Palace are a semi-troglodyte site built by man and dug into the rock, it shows part of the village artisanal activities in the Middle Ages.
Semi-troglodyte site built by man and dug into the rock; a witness to the craft 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 ground space, houses within the walls of the village piled up and spaces were found in the undergrounds. 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. Today, most of the tunnels are aren't not accessible anymore because of embankment. Fortunately nor all of them; 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, found during their restoration, illustrating the different uses of the cellars.
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