The village of Gordes is a beautiful stone village perched high on the southern end of the Plateau of the Vaucluse. The whole village, built from local stone, glows golden in the morning sun, which is a view only matched by the views over the forests of the Luberon.
What makes this Village specialThis area is famous for its dry stone bories, and there are some stunning examples in and around Gordes. The village is an ancient settlement, whose dry stone houses, barns and walls have stood the test of time magnificently. There are also a great variety of Gallo-Roman artefacts in and around Gordes, from columns to baths, and even tombs carved into the bare rock of the Plateau de Vaucluse.
There is plenty of culture to enjoy when you travel to Gordes too. The weekly market which arrives in Gordes every Tuesday, is an excellent place in which to buy the best of local produce.
There are some fantastic walking and mountain biking trails starting in every direction from Gordes. Travelling by foot is one of best ways to get to know the area, and there are well marked trails through the forests and hills that surround Gordes. One of the best is the 8 km loop trail into the valley below Gordes, where the Abbey de Senanque hides. The Abbey is almost an unmissable attraction when you travel to Gordes, and the honey, liqueurs and lavender products produced by the resident monks are extraordinarily good.
The market of Gordes
- Marché de Gordes : Tuesday 08:00 › 13:00