Perched in the heart of the Monts de Vaucluse and the Luberon Natural Park, the village of Gordes is one of the jewels of Provence. A popular destination when looking for an exceptional property because of its beauty, its heritage and its dynamism.
Gordes: a sentinel village with Provencal charm
Witnessing History thanks to its location on a land of passage, the village of Gordes has been able to write its present from a flamboyant past.
An exceptional geographical location
Perched at an altitude of 340 meters on a rocky promontory on the southern flank of the Monts de Vaucluse, the village of Gordes overlooks the Calavon valley and faces the Luberon mountain. The rock rubs shoulders with olive trees and cypresses in a very preserved natural harmony and then gives way to the high perched village. Every year, many tourists come to Gordes to discover the so particular beauty of this "citadel village".
A village with a rich historical past
Located in the Calavon valley, the village of Gordes has been occupied since prehistoric times. A fortified village from the Gallo-Roman period, it is still today dominated by an imposing fortress castle dating from the 10th century. Many other vestiges of the past bear witness to the flamboyant history of Gordes and its immediate surroundings, such as the Romanesque church of Saint-Firmin, the chaplaincy of Saint-Jacques, the abbey of Sénanque surrounded by lavender fields or the Chapel of the White Penitents.
The artists' refuge in the 50s
Attracted by its breathtaking landscapes, romantic ruins and sublime light, many artists stayed in Gordes from the 1950s onwards. They include painters such as Marc Chagall, André Lhote, Victor Vasarely and Pol Mara, all of whom fell under the spell of this inspiring and timeless village. They allowed Gordes to gain international fame and gradually become one of the villages of Provence most prized by the artistic elite.
Gordes, an exceptional destination to acquire a second home in Provence
Gordes is one of the most sought-after villages in Provence, with many assets that make it one of the most popular places in the region to enjoy a pied-à-terre, between intimacy and authenticity.
Gordes: a very popular village
Located 50 km east of Avignon, in the heart of the Luberon, the village of Gordes is regularly cited among the most beautiful villages in France. Thanks to its location, its charm and its so typical architecture, it becomes a destination of choice when you wish to acquire a top-of-the-range second home. The village of Gordes is particularly popular with a wealthy clientele looking for a pied-à-terre in Provence. It is possible to acquire an exceptional residence in the heart of the village of Gordes or, further down on the rock, for more privacy.
A charming village...
It is good to stroll through the narrow cobbled streets of the village perfectly restored. The charming high-rise houses are adorned with elaborate porches and majestic doors decorated with delicate architectural details. The white or grey dry stone of the buildings brings a luminous aura to the village. You will revel in a typically Provencal atmosphere where terroir and traditions have their place.
... pretty dynamic
Because of its popularity, the village of Gordes is dynamic, especially in summer. There are many upscale restaurants and shops. During the summer season, the village of Gordes is particularly lively thanks to the many cultural events that take place there. Festivals, concerts and exhibitions will delight culture lovers. So many reasons to treat yourself to a luxury second home in this beautiful village.