Gordes, a tiny village in Southeastern France, located on a giant calcareous rock from the monts de Vaucluse, dominating the valley. History, traditions, narrow streets and fine views that await you at the top make this beauty hilltop village a tourist attraction. The castle is one of the most important historical monument in the village. It is now an imposing monument with its stone walls and towers. It was originally built in 1030.
Many artists came to this lovely traditional hilltop village and one way or another they contributed to its fame. Gordes is home for many cultural events in summer with festivals, museums and few other exhibitions. Gordes is about 25 minutes from Avignon, the closest city. Around two and half an hour from Paris by fast train. From Paris with plane is around one hour.
Gordes, picturesque village in the Luberon region of Provence, Southern France.
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With stunning landscape views, it is another site to see and take some pictures! Would definitely recommend for anyone in the area to put on the runners and see the lovely cliffs and the magnificent color. This requires a bit of walking, but worth it for sure. Half and hour before and after the sunset is the prefect time for taking some picture. Petty I couldn’t stay there that long.
It is another stony Village, where all the buildings are constructed entirely of dry stone walls. Bories village is just a few kilometers far from Gordes, so do visit that as well if you have time.
If you still want to visit another beautiful place in the area then on you way out visit Sénanque Abbey. Have a tour through lavender fields and the area in the abbey where they product lavender products and do your lavender product shopping with affordable prices.