France - Provence - Gordes -

Gordes : 2

LINKS to other pages in the Provence website and the Colin Day Travelling Days series:

Home Page
Introduction (Hotels etc.)
1 : Gréoux-les-Bains
2 : Cassis
3 : Aix-en-Provence
4 : Bonnieux
5 : Gordes
6 : Lavender Museum
7 : Gorges de Verdon
8 : France Parts 1 and 2
9 : Guest Book:


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Gordes overlooks a wide plain which contains the Calavon and Sorgue rivers. Its narrow streets lead down to the walls of the town from which extensive views are obtained.

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The view from Gordes over the plain towards Bonnieux and the Mountains of Luberon   (right and below)

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The Chateau de Gordes was built 500 years ago on the site of a 12th century fortress. It has a fine Renaissance door at the entrance and inside a magnificent Renaissance fireplace, one of the largest in France. Today, the castle acts as both a Town Hall and a Museum housing the works of art of the modern painter, Pol Mara.   (above)

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The streets of Gordes contain many craft and art shops  (left, right and below)

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The visit to Gordes continues on the next page.
Please click on the 'Next' button (lower right).

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