Looking out over the landscapes of Lubéron, Gordes stands proudly on the side of the mountains of Vaucluse, high up on a rocky outcrop. This village, which is famous for being one of France's loveliest, looks out over the plains of Cavaillon, affording breathtaking views over the entire valley.
The architecture of the village of Gordes is incomparable: in the shadow cast by the imposing Renaissance castle, steep little alleyways and stone-built houses appear welded to the rock face. Enjoy a stroll through the narrow alleyways, and you'll notice some splendid terraced houses, wonderful carved doors and old stone walls, many hundreds of years old. A part of the very soul of Luberon lives here! And you can continue your tour underground when you visit the cellars of the Palais Saint Firmin, which is a real town beneath the village!
Visiting Gordes means discovering a jealously guarded heritage, authentic nature, and a protected culture and essence. Various artists know this only too well, and have stopped here to find inspiration. Just like them, you too will be won over by this charming village!
Fancy the idea of trying some local specialities? Then Gordes has just what you need! An oil press and Ventoux wine producers are on hand to tickle those taste buds!
Make the most of your visit to Gordes by paying a visit to the various bories just outside the village: these little circular stone huts used to be used by hunters and shepherds, and are certainly worth a look! And don't forget to stop off at Sénanque Abbey, in the heart of a lush green valley. This lovely building, which is still home to monks, is open to visitors. You could also make the most of such a visit by buying some delicious local produce here!
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