Tourism in Gordes

Can the village of Gordes have dreamed of a more beautiful location, overlooking the Calavon valley in the Luberon? Nestled in the heart of splendid landscapes, this authentic Luberon village has managed to preserve its identity. This village has an active historic centre, which is home to stores and businesses. A bakery, for example, allows you to enjoy the pleasure of warm bread and pastries just out of the oven.

The village offers an exceptional view of the northern Luberon

The beauty of nature justifies the attractiveness of Gordes. It is the opportunity to go hiking or cycling on the paths and trails of the Luberon. In the surrounding area, there are various outdoor activities: paragliding, climbing, tree climbing, via ferrata…

Fruits of Provence, fish and shellfish, rosé wines, sheep or goat cheeses: the attractiveness of southeastern France is also based on a cuisine that reflects the image of the region, its inhabitants and landscapes: generous and colourful. The Luberon terroir invites you to various gourmet getaways, to meet local producers.

The local historical heritage also offers some unusual treasures that are not well known.

Which monuments can be visited in the Vaucluse? Get closer to the Tourist Office to find out about all the activities.

You wish to stay near Gordes? Discover a wide choice of accommodation to spend your stay in the Vaucluse: campsites, bed and breakfast, hotels…

We offer you a real online travel guide to discover Gordes!

The most beautiful villages in France

The hilltop village of Gordes benefits from the label “Plus beaux villages de France” . With its castle, narrow streets and old houses, it has an exceptional historical heritage enhanced by a remarkable natural setting.

Discover nearby the village of Les Bories or the abbey of Sénanque, one of the three Cistercian sisters of Provence.

In the heart of the village, the castle was rebuilt in the 16th century. During its long history, it was used as a prison. It has become a place of culture and now hosts temporary exhibitions.

The church of Saint-Firmin was built in the 18th century and has an architecture reminiscent of medieval fortresses.

The Luberon Regional Natural Park

The creation of the Luberon Regional Natural Park is explained by the variety of its territories. Between vineyards, meadows and wooded areas, valleys, hills and mountains, the Park offers visitors a mosaic of landscapes. During your hikes, you will be able to observe a little less than 300 species of vertebrates (mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, amphibians…). For example, you can observe rare birds of prey, or small birds such as the elegant goldfinch or lebruant zizi. The Luberon can also be explored on a bike. From Gordes, take the paths of the Regional Natural Park, in search of landscapes of great beauty. The villages of the Luberon are both authentic and picturesque. Some of them have been awarded the label of the most beautiful villages in France: Ansouis, Ménerbes, Gordes, Roussillon and Lourmarin.

Discover the Luberon Natural Park

The Museums in the Vaucluse department

During your stay, discover also the museums of Vaucluse. Dozens of museums invite you to discover the arts, history, the land and the heritage… You can for example discover the museum of the School of yesteryear in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the museum of the oil mill in Rustrel, the Museum of Memory of the National of Piolenc…

You can visit several museums in Gordes :

  • Museum of Stained Glass
  • Caves of the Saint-Firmin Palace
  • Village of Bories (unusual constructions made from dry stones)

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