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Gordes

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vaucluse

Gordes - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vaucluse
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Perched on a rocky promontory in the Vaucluse Mountains, at the heart of the Luberon Regional Nature Park, Gordes is a typical Provence village full of picture postcard charm. Its picturesque cobbled streets lined with beautiful blond stone houses, fountains, vaulted passages and majestic Renaissance castle proudly dominating the landscape have attracted many artists in search of inspiration, such as Chagall and Vasarely.

Now it's your turn to fall for the charm of this amazing village! Stroll along the cobblestone paths, taking the time to stop and admire the various views they offer over the Luberon massif. Then head to the castle for a superb view of the surrounding area. Built in the 11th century and then rebuilt in the Renaissance, it now houses a cultural centre dedicated to art exhibitions.

Your steps will also lead you to St. Fermin's Palace and its cellars dug into the rock, where you can see the remains of cisterns, silos and an old seigniorial oil mill, all evidence of the village's craft activities in the Middle Ages. The nearby Church of St. Fermin, built in the Romanesque style in the 12th century then remodelled in the 18th century, is sure to appeal to lovers of old buildings. Other interesting structures include an old washhouse on Rue de la Fontaine Basse, the Chaplaincy of St. James which used to welcome pilgrims on the way to Santiago de Compostela, and the Chapel of the White Penitents.

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Gordes

Perched on a rock and stands on the edge of the Vaucluse plateau, Gordes among one of "the most beautiful villages in France " where many celebrities and artists have taken up residence.

The terrible insecurity due to multiple invasions over the centuries forced the rural population to take refuge in the hills. This is the origin of this hilltop village. The strategic value of this fortified village will continue throughout the Middle Ages and part of the Renaissance, especially during the Wars of Religion.

Gordes is located in the heart of the Luberon and is a major center of interest, but also the starting point for many visits as many hilltop villages nearby Roussillon and the ocher trail, Colorado Provencal or Fontaine de Vaucluse.

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Village Gordes
Village Gordes
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Covered Alley
Covered Alley
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Gordes Castle
Gordes Castle
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Ruelle village
Ruelle village
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Castle Gordes
Castle Gordes
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Fontaine
Fontaine
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Gordes
Gordes
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Plain view
Plain view
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Street caladée of Tracapelles
Street caladée of Tracapelles
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Senanque Abbaye Notre-Dame de
Senanque Abbaye Notre-Dame de
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Bories Village
Bories Village
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Stained Glass Museum
Stained Glass Museum
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Gordes of night
Gordes of night
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Gordes
Gordes
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Gordes
Gordes
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Ruelle steep
Ruelle steep
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Ruelle village
Ruelle village
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in the village of Gordes
in the village of Gordes
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in the village of Gordes
in the village of Gordes
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in the village of Gordes
in the village of Gordes
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Stairs in the village of Gordes
Stairs in the village of Gordes
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Gordes
Gordes
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covered Alley (© Jean Espirat)
covered Alley (© Jean Espirat)
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Castle (© Jean Espirat)
Castle (© Jean Espirat)
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Bories named the Three Soldiers (© Jean Espirat)
Bories named the Three Soldiers (© Jean Espirat)
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Village Gordes (© Frantz)
Village Gordes (© Frantz)
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Village Gordes (© Frantz)
Village Gordes (© Frantz)
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Village Gordes (© Frantz)
Village Gordes (© Frantz)
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Village Gordes (© Frantz)
Village Gordes (© Frantz)
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Village of Gordes (© Frantz)
Village of Gordes (© Frantz)
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Village Gordes (© Frantz)
Village Gordes (© Frantz)
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