gordes village du luberon

6 km from Beaumettes, Joucas, Murs, 8 km from la Fontaine de Vaucluse, 10 km from Lagnes, Maubec, Oppède, 12 km from Méthamis, 20 km from Apt, 38 km from Avignon

GPS : Longitude : 5.201111 E - Latitude : 43.911945 N
Altitude : 373 m
Population : 2127

A magnificent perched village dominated by its fortified castle and church, Gordes is set between Apt and Avignon. As you meander through Gordes' cobbled streets you will be seduced by its many enchanting views over the valley and the Luberon hills, as well its beautiful architecture, with its ancient doors, stone fountains, vaulted passage ways…

panoramic gordes luberonVue panoramique sur la vallée et la montagne du Luberon.

Gordes is famed for its numerous bories – constructions made of flat stones, held together with no cement or mortar, the origins of which can be traced back to the Bronze Age. The most recent ones date from the eighteenth century.

What to see and visit: the Abbatial church of Notre-Dame (1160/90), based on a basilica-style of architecture; the remains of the tenth-century abbey of Saint-Chaffret (the name derives from Saint-Theofrède); a visit of the castle, which houses the museum Pol Mara, showcasing the Belgian painter's work; the bories village (listed in 1977) – bories can be traced back to the Bronze age, with the most recent having been constructed during the eighteenth century…
Available activities: walking, mountain bike routes, hot air balloon rides.

borie gordes luberon

Provençal market: Tuesday morning. Weavers' market at Easter time. Potters' market in July.
Festivities: Wine festival of the Côtes du Ventoux on the first Sunday in August. Music and theatre festival during the first fortnight in August. Festival of Saint-Vincent in January. Festival of the Almond tree in March. Votive festival of Gordes on the first weekend in October. Votive festival in the hamlet of Les Imberts on the last weekend in September. Illuminations and concerts (from the end of May until early September at the castle or the abbey).