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Gordes Office de tourisme
Place du Chateau Gordes
84220

Tel:+33 (0)4 90 72 02 75
Fax:+33 (0)4 90 72 04 39

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Gordes is a delightful 'village perché' that was a fierce Resistance stronghold during the WWII.  This resulted in the massacre of much of its population and the destruction of the village which has been carefully restored to former glory.  After the war, Gordes was rewarded the Croix de Guerre for its exploits.  

Today, Gordes is one of the most popular perched villages in Provence and not without good reason.  It has a imposing chateau that presides over medieval arcaded alleyways where concerts museums and art exhibitions take place.

South of Gordes lies the Village des Bories, a Neolithic settlement of beehive-shaped huts which were believed to have been a refuge for the villagers during the plague.

What to See - Gordes Attractions

Fontaine de Vaucluse
W of Gordes, Chemin de la Fontaine
source of the river Sorgue and the most powerful spring in France
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 90 20 32 22

Lacoste
S of Gordes, Lacoste 84220
the Provencal village that was home to the Marquis de Sade's castle

Roussillon
E of Gordes, Roussillon 84220
a charming Provencal village famed for its red ochre buildings

Abbaye de Senanque
4km N of Gordes, Senanque 84220
one of the most venerated Romanesque/Cistercian monasteries in France
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily

Eglise St-Fermin
Place du Chateau, Gordes 84220
the church has an eye-catching 18th-century violet, pink interior!
| Opening Times: Daily

Hotel-Dieu
Place Aristide Briand, Carpentras 84200
an 18th-century hospital with pleasant chapel containing tomb of Monseigneur d'Inguimbert who invested his wealth in the town
| Opening Times: Mon,We,Thur ams only

Galerie Pascal Laine
Place du Chateau, Gordes 84220
has a permanent exhibition of the works of the Hungarian artist Vasarely
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily

Village des Bories
Rte de Cavaillon, Gordes 84220
a strange dwelling place that dates back to Neolithic times
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 90 72 03 48

Musee d'Histoire et d'Archeologie
27 rue de l'amphitheatre, Apt 84400
contains archaeological remains from the Palaeolithic era
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Closed Tue & Sun | Tel: +33 (0)4 90 74 00 34

Chateau de Gordes
Gordes 84220
built between the 11th and 16th centuries and dominating the village the chateau also has a display of art on the 2nd and 3rd floors
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 90 72 03 48

Archaeological Museum
Cours Gambetta, Cavaillon 84300
a small museum situated in the chapel of the Musee de L'Hotel-Dieu
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Not Tue-Wed (Apr-Sep); not Tue,Sat,Sun (Sep-Apr) | Tel: +33 (0)4 90 76 00 34