Gordes is a living fossil that the time can't break. Humanity started to live here since more than five thousand years, and then crossing the centuries of a ruthless history; wars, starvation, epidemics and earthquake to finally get bombed during the Second World War.
Today this village went out from these storms with unique authenticity and beauty, listed as one of the most beautiful village of France and it's also one of the most visited in Provence.
From the village, in the South, there is an ocean of vineyard with many cypress. It looks like Tuscany but with a difference; because according to the seasons, the lavender fields, the sunflower fields and the red poppies fields are coming to give their colors to the panorama. In the North, there is the Vaucluse mountains and their wild nature, the forests hide many secrets, especially the old abbey of Senanque surrounded by the lavender fields, built during the 12th century by the Cistercian monks. It is still occupied today! In Provence, Gordes is the capital of the « Bories »; these lovely houses made with dry limestone and built with ancestral knowledge, can be found all over the village. The most majestic ones are at the east of Gordes.