Le Bòri, pain de sucre des Espels

Historic site and monument Engineering structure
  • Le bori
  • Le bori
  • L'intérieur du bori
  • Le bori
  • Le bori
  • Le bori
  • L'entrée du bori
  • Le bori
  • La cave
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The Bòri is a traditional dry stone construction that served as a temporary shelter during periods of agricultural work. It dates back to the end of the 19th century. 
It became communal in 1999 and was restored in 2004 and 2005. A lime binder and a coating were reused during its restoration: it is one of its singularities.
Alone in the commune of Manosque, the Bòri known as "Pain de Sucre" (Sugar Loaf) by its shape, 
is remarkable by its construction, its location and the landscape it offers to the contemplation. 
Inside, a chimney made it possible to cook food and, if necessary, to heat oneself; a slit let the air necessary for the combustion pass. A second level, which has not been restored, could be used for sleeping or storing crops.  The cellar kept food and crops cool.
Opening period (s)From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.
Hiking path to get there.
General information
  • Period :
    • 19th C
  • Park :
    • Park
  • Theme :
    • Subject
Services, Tours, Activities and entertainment
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
Le Bòri, pain de sucre des Espels
Montée des genêts ou chemin du Relais
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Le Bòri, pain de sucre des Espels
Montée des genêts ou chemin du Relais
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.849103
Longitude : 5.780647