Classed as one of the "Most Beautiful Villages of France", Gordes is located in the Vaucluse area, in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Luberon. Around 2000 people live in this village. Known as the tourist mecca, Gordes has a rich heritage in the protected region of Sénanque Abbey among the mill broths and the cellars of Saint-Firmin Palace. Art exhibitions are held regularly in Gordes village and many painters such as Marc Chagall and Pol Mara are welcomed. Admire this beautiful village from our spa hotels in Gordes !
Located in the heart of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d' Azur region, the Vaucluse alternates between plains dotted with flowery hills, the natural plateaus and majestic mountains, including the Lubéron massif. As a jewel of this department, Gordes, one of the most beautiful villages in France, radiates from a thousand fires, the cultural lighthouse of Provence, sentinel of the art of the table, guardian of the history of France.
More than a visit, a sharing!
Flowering from the granite walls, the place spreads out along cobbled alleys in narrow streets irrigating the village of many manifestations during the summer periods while the fields of lavender surrounding nuance of purple pastel the blond stones with which are erected the old houses. Each crossroads is a sign of discovery, whether culinary in a restaurant in Gordes, or architectural, through sundials, wash-houses, fountains and other dates engraved in stone, reflecting the memories of your journey through these streets that will remain in your memory and your heart.
The immense 10th century castle, rebuilt in the Renaissance, dominates the luxurious hotels of Gordes, and opens its majestic doors to visitors to guide their steps to the museum of the painter Pol Mara.
Going out of a charming hotel in Gordes, the market will embrace the adventurous who, along the stalls, will be intoxicated by the smells of nougats, peppers, tapenades and other regional delicacies. Perhaps he will try his hand at a lavender weaving workshop, or a tasting of oils as diverse as they are varied and mischievous in colour? Moreover, this taste prelude will surely make him want to visit the cellars of the Palais Saint Firmin, dug in the rock, equipped with tanks and other oil mills, to end with a lunch break in a restaurant in Gordes, where these products and other spices will be highlighted in typical local dishes.
In addition to the multitude of dry stone huts that clear the area, hikers will appreciate the many possible excursions. Whether they leave their hotel in the Luberon in the morning for the "sentier des Ocres", where the illusion of the great American west is depicted along the colourful paths, for the Chaussée aux Géants, an exceptional setting for any amateur photographer, or the Veroncle Gorges to discover the troglodyte watermills; their happiness will be total.
In the evening, on the terrace of a charming hotel in Gordes, these courageous pilgrims will discuss this day around a glass of wine, while the sky, reflecting the nuances seen, will be filled with ochre and orange, scarlet and azure, the ultimate painting for a well-filled stay.
In short, whether you choose a luxury hotel in Gordes or elsewhere, the Lubéron, its surroundings, mountains and valleys guarantee you an unforgettable holiday, between culture and pleasure, adventure and tranquillity.