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Borie Calern BaumeNorth [area map] - The Baumettes-North borie is half ruined, missing its top and with the doorway either tumbled in or blocked by fallen stones, but with very thick walls.

Borie Calern BaumeNorth-Broken [area map] - This is a small borie in ruins, between the Baumettes-North borie and the Rockytop Cairn.

 Borie Calern Baumettes photo borie-calern-baumettes0017s.jpg (11 k)Borie Calern Baumettes [area map] - The single-size hut borie, "Baumettes", is located in the Les Baumettes area of the Plateau de Calern, about 2.5 km northwest of the CERGA observatory's Laser dome.
 

Borie Calern Baumettes-Broken [area map] - Baumette Broken, like the Shelter borie, is an intentionally topless dry-stone shelter, not a true borie.

Borie Calern CergaNW [area map] - Small borie only 250 m NW of the CERGA moon laser, intact but with a messy exterior.

 Borie Calern Funnel photo borie-calern-funnel0013s.jpg (11 k)Borie Calern Funnel [area map] - Funnel borie is in excellent condition, made of nicely fitted stones, and with a pair of angled walls of fitted stone leading like a funnel to the borie's entrance.
 

Borie Calern Hut-Box [area map] - A completely intact little dome borie at the edge of a grassy doline, with picturesque rectangular enclosure beside.

Borie Calern LaBaume-Topless [area map] - Small borie, intact except for a broken top, on a grassy part of the Plateau de Calern

 Borie Calern Loop photo borie-calern-loop0010s.jpg (11 k)Borie Calern Loop [area map] - Loop boire is half tumbled-down, but in the corner of a thick-walled oval corral enclosure. It sits on the edge of a grassy doline below a hilltop with a small rock cairn (Cairn-A).
 

Borie Calern Notchside [area map] - "Notchside" borie has an interesting configuration, sitting sideways at the top of a narrow enclosure built into a natural "notch" of the rocks at the edge of a teardrop shaped doline.

Borie Calern Pit-Top [area map] - Nicely shaped borie in good condition, sitting above a spectacular deep pit crossed by a narrow rocky land-bride on the Plateau de Calern.

 Borie Calern Roure photo borie-calern-roure0011s.jpg (11 k)Borie Calern Roure [area map] - Roure borie is a simple dome-shaped borie standing alone at the end of a doline, mostly intact, with just a few of the top-layer stones having fallen off.
 

Borie Calern Roure-Topless [area map] - This borie is half in ruins, but the leaning doorway is cute and missing top provides a good view of the fitted stone on the interior walls.

• Borie Calern Ruins-Bassin [area map] - Small borie in ruins on a rocky hillside above a doline and below a cairn

• Borie Calern Ruins-Copse [area map] - Low ruin of a small cairn on grassy ground beside a pine copse

• Borie Calern RuinsGR [area map] - Completely ruined little borie built into the stone edge of a doline

Borie Calern Shelter [area map] - The "Shelter" borie on Calern Plateau is an intentionally topless dry-stone shelter, probably making in not a real "borie".

• Borie Calern Twinpeaks [area map] - Nice borie on edge of hill topped by a pair of stone cairns

• Borie Calern Woods-Broken [area map] - Ruins of a fairly large borie, with some inside wall exposed amidst the pile of tumbled stone

Books

An excellent book (in French) about the Provence bories, with photos, maps and architectural drawings is:

Bories
Parc Natural Régional du Luberon
Edisud (publisher)
ISBN 2-85744-720-5

For ordering the book, try contacting one of the Luberon organizations.


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