This is the quintessentially gorgeous Provençal village! In the heart of the Luberon Regional National Park, and perched high on a hill in the Vaucluse mountain range, Gordes is crowned by its Renaissance era Château – and is a must see.
Several levels of houses cling to the side of the hill with its narrow and winding, cobblestone streets and stairs that take you to from them to the village square, the fountain and beautiful buildings. The Château was first built in 1031 and rebuilt in 1525, therefore it combines the architecture of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Nearby, along quiet olive tree lined roads, you will find the Village of the Bories. The Bories are ancient dry stone buildings (buildings with no mortar holding the stones together), that it is thought were originally used by sheep herders as shelter for themselves and the sheep.