Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Les bories du Périgord

Yesterday Ken posted a photo of a ceramic model of a dry-stone shepherd's hut typical in the Périgord Noir region of France, near the Dordogne River. It got me thinking that I had a few photos of those from our trip down there in 2006. A quick check revealed that I never posted those here. So, it's a blast from the past!

Bories in the Périgord. Maybe I'll post a few more photos from this 2006 trip.
Some of them are already posted: click on the "dordogne" label at the bottom of this post or in the side bar.

These are called bories and they're made with pierres-sèches (dry stones), meaning that there is no mortar used in their construction, just stones stacked with a lot of skill. The huts were used as storage cabins in vineyards and shelters for shepherds moving their flocks to and from pasture. We visited a rural museum where several of these huts are preserved. I don't remember much more than the huts and the numerous chickens, ducks, and geese that roamed the property.


  1. there are many walls in this area that are stone constructed in this manner. goes back to our colonial heritage.

    I see you added a pix of bert; YAYZ!

    hope you and ken are safe and well. our governor has us on lockdown until may 8 now; he extended the deadline yesterday.

  2. I love them! Similar to the trulli of southern Italy. L from Delmar

  3. Exquisite. I clicked on the link to your post and remembered the title as Boris de Beauregard. (Close.)

  4. anne marie, we're in "confinement" as they call it in France until at least May 11. Then there may be a progressive "deconfinement." Not sure how that will look yet.

    l from delmar, cool!

    judy, yes!

    mitch, very close. I think his nickname is Bo-beau. ;)


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