The typical village of Gordes
Gordes is a typical Provencal village, built on a rock, located next to the foothills of the Vaucluse mountains, in front of the Lubéron massif. The houses, characteristic of the Pays d'Apt, are made of dry stone, which gives it a special charm that has attracted many artists and celebrities such as Marc Chagall or Pol Mara. Classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Gordes has a long and varied heritage: two abbeys, ancient hamlets, mills and "bories". Walking through the cobbled streets curving between the imposing houses built on the rock is a real delight. In addition, did you know that Gordes was also a stopover for pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela?
The castle of Gordes
In the city center, following the cobbled streets, you can reach the castle and the church above the village from where you can admire the panoramic view of the Luberon valley. The castle, magnificent and imposing, was built in the 10th century and rebuilt in 1525. It is now classified as a historical monument and houses the Town Hall and the Pol Mara Museum.
The underground city
The intramural village suffering from lack of space, the craftsmen made their way into the village by digging the ground. Thus, today, Gordes has a huge underground network whose existence cannot be imagined before visiting the village.
The bories village
It offers an invaluable testimony to the lifestyle in Provence since the beginning. They are a kind of small round stone huts, which were used by hunters and shepherds.
The Sénanque Abbey
Don't forget to visit the Senanque Abbey, which is a jewel of Cistercian art from the 12th century, hidden in a small valley overflowing with lavender. It is still inhabited by monks who cultivate honey and lavender.
Gordes, a major place of resistance
Did you know that during World War II, Gordes played a major role in the Resistance. The village was awarded the Croix de Guerre with a silver star. The village was bombed and required major reconstruction work.
Your Holiday in Gordes
If you also want to discover Gordes during your next holiday in Provence, then it's time to look at the many holiday rentals available! You will have the choice between a holiday home, a hotel apartment, a holiday residence or a hotel room, there are many choices!
Provençal villages are particularly popular in summer: hikes, mountain bike rides, exhibitions, monuments... Something for all the members of the family to enjoy your stay! But Gorges also offers you something you won't find anywhere else: hot air balloon rides. Another way to visit Provence that ensures you a breathtaking view!