"LES CABANES" OR "LES SAVOURNINS BAS" – ALIAS "LE VILLAGE DES BORIES" –
AT GORDES, VAUCLUSE
A conference with slide show given at the Musée des Arts et Traditions Populaires in Paris
in Jean Cuisenier's and Jean-Marie Pesez's classes (1977-1978)
21 - Overall view of groups III et IV
22 - Ditto
The two groups stand side by side to the northwest of building IIa. Group III consists of a dwelling, stable-cum-sheep shelter and barn-cum-granary laid out round a small yard, at the east corner of which stands a subgroup comprized of an oven-cum-bakehouse and a storehouse-cum-henhouse. In the foreground can be seen the oven (on the left) and the barn (on the right). Behind the barn, is the stable-cum-sheep shelter. Behind the stable, is the dwelling of group III and, finally, at the back, in a central position, the dwelling of group IV.
23 - View of group III from the East
24 - Group III: the oven-cum-bakehouse
25 - Ditto: view of the oven's opening
The opening, with its surround of four voussoirs carved circularly, was closed by an upright stone slab hinged on an iron piece pivoting in a swivel hole.
26 - Group III: view of the store room-cum-henhouse
27 - Group III: entrance to the barn-cum-granary
Inside this hut, an intermediate floor supports two tanks made of stone slabs bound with mortar. The inside walls are coated with gypsum plaster carefully smoothed so as to keep rodents away.
28 - Group III: entrance of the stable-cum-sheep shelter
29 - Group III: niche and aperture in the outside wall of the stable-cum-sheep shelter
30 - Groups III et IV: view from the North
From left to right, barn-cum-granary, stable-cum-sheep shelter and dwelling.
31 - Ditto
32 - Group III: the rear part of the building
33 - Ditto
A gutter ensures the runoff of water at the rear of the building.
34 - Group IV: the entrance to the dwelling
Group IV falls into two subgroups, on the one hand a dwelling house adjoining the habitation of group III, and on the other hand, some 10 metres to the West, a conjoined stable-cum-sheep shelter, barn-cum-granary and pigstie-cum-henhouse linked to the dwelling by a low wall.
35 - Groups III and IV: the gutter between the dwellings
36 - Ditto: the chimney stack of the dwelling of Group III
37 - Group IV, subgroup IVb
From right to left (anticlockwise), the barn-cum-granary (concealing the stable-cum-sheep shelter behind) and the pigstie-cum-henhouse with its small enclosure.
39 - Ditto: the sheep shelter and the barn viewed from the North
Obviously, the barn is later in date than the sheep shelter as evidenced by its abutting against it.
40 - Ditto: from left to right (clockwise), the sheep shelter, barn and pigstie viewed from the South
41 - Ditto: the pigstie viewed from the South
42 - Ditto: the pigstie's east corner with, in the background, the sheep shelter abutting against the barn
TO BE CONTINUED
To be referenced as :
"Les Cabanes" or "Les Savournins Bas" – alias "Le Village des Bories" – at Gordes, Vaucluse, Part 5
May 3rd, 2004
part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6 Part 7