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50 km. east of Avignon via N100 towards Apt then D2 northeast.

Discover the village of Gordes, the pearl of the Luberon

Village de Gordes

Standing on the edge of the plateau of Vaucluse, Gordes is one of the "in" villages of Luberon where many movies stars and artists have made their home.

Its houses of white and gray stone rise up in a spiral around the rock where the village is set. At the very top is the church and the castle which face out onto the hills of the Luberon.
Due to its privileged position, its exceptional charm and its typical architecture, Gordes has been listed as "one of the most beautiful villages of France".

Gordes, wonder of the Vaucluse

Place à Gordes

While strolling around the tiny streets which climb up between the tall houses, you will discover here and there beautiful old doorways, arcades and walls of flat stone perfectly restored, and on the other side, there is the panorama of the valley and mountains of Luberon.

Château Gordes

Once at the top of Gordes, you can see the fortified castle enclosing the city hall and the Pol Mara museum, (Flemish contemporary painter).
The odd village of the "borie" is intriguing. Bories are little round huts built in stone and were at one time used by shepherds or hunters.

Abbaye de Senanque à Gordes

But whatever you do, you must not miss the fabulous Abbey of Senanque hidden in the green valley. Cistercian monks still live there producing honey, lavender essence, and liqueurs. The whole twelfth century ediface is open for visits.

Château de Gordes

Gordes is without a doubt worth seeing. The village has a world wide reputation due to its famous inhabitants, and Peter Mayle 's book "A Year in Provence" certainly helped.

Why is Gordes the most beautiful village in France?

Gordes is often considered the most beautiful village in France for the harmony of its buildings, the charm of its narrow streets, the exceptional upkeep of its mas provençaux and its breathtaking panorama! Take a look at our photo slideshow at the bottom of this page to discover all the beauty Gordes has to offer!

What to see

The castle.
Bories village.
Senanque Abbey (1148).
Saint Firmin church (1704).
Pol Mara museum.
The Moulins de Bouillons Museum (olive presses dating back to the 16th century).

Leisure activities

Tuesday morning market.
Hiking. Mountain biking.
Various cultural and artistic events.
Art and arts and crafts galeries.
Summer events: theater, concerts, opera.


At the entrance of Gordes, Provencal house in the middle of a shady and fragrant park. 21 bedrooms. Bar, 24/24 front desk. Outdoor heated pool. Free parking. Buffet breakfast included.

175€ - 345€

New hotel with 16 rooms, indoor and outdoor terraces. Bar, restaurant with our vegetable organic garden. Pool, pool-house, gardens with Luberon panoramic views. Movie theatre, seminars, weddings. Bicycles.

210€ - 480€

Bed and breakfast

Le Verger
Gordes (Luberon) | Avignon : 28 km

3 Bed and breakfast, guest rooms in a provencal house. Air conditioning. Swimming pool. Private terrace. Luberon montain view. Garden. Quiet

135€ - 170€

Bed & breakfast - 5 charming guest rooms incl. 1 suite in a refined 17th C renovated house. Swimming pool. Quiet

110€ - 200€
La Badelle
Gordes (Luberon) | Avignon : 28 km

3 bed and breakfast in a renovated 19th Provençal farmhouse. Each room either beside the pool either private terrace onto the garden. Heated pool.
Tables d'hôtes. Fully equipped summer kitchen + 3 charming rentals 2 pers

129€ - 155€

Holiday rentals

Gordes (Luberon) | Avignon : 28 km

House for 6 persons constructed in local natural stone
3 bedrooms for 2 pers.- Living room - 2 bath/shower rooms + 2 toilets
South orientated - Heated swimming pool

1450€ - 2250€
Gordes (Luberon) | Avignon : 28 km

2 separate houses 5 and 6 pers with private pool + Cottage and apartment 2 and 4 pers with private terrace and entrance. Heated pool, outdoor kitchen, BBQ. Panoramic view on the Luberon mountain and the village of Bonnieux

450€ - 1990€
La Badelle
Gordes (Luberon) | Avignon : 28 km

3 charming independent 2/4 pers rentals in a carefully restored 19th century Provencal farmhouse, private terrace, garden. Heated swimming pool. Tables d'hôtes. Summer kitchen available + 3 Bed and Breakfast.

760€ - 960€


Bed and breakfast.
Vacation rentals.

Your questions about Gordes .

Here are some of the questions we've received about the beautiful village of Gordes. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

What's the market day in Gordes?

We recommend the Provencal market in Gordes! Every Tuesday morning, many local producers come to offer their products to tourists and locals alike. It's the perfect opportunity to shop in a sumptuous setting!

Which is the most beautiful town in the Luberon?

It's hard to choose just one town in the Luberon, but of course Gordes, with its rich heritage, is one of the most beautiful towns in France, and therefore in the Luberon. Don't miss Lourmarin, Goult, Roussillon and Lacoste, for example.

Village de Gordes.
Gordes, perle de la Provence.
Tours à Gordes.
Gordes dans le Luberon.
Film Provence.
Eglise de Gordes.
Gordes Luberon.


Saint Pantaléon (7 km), Cabrières d'Avignon (7 km) and Joucas (8 km).

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