The Essential
Ranked "one of the most beautiful villages in France", Gordes stands on a cliff overlooking the Imergue and Calavon valleys opposite the Luberon. It is pleasant to walk along the calades - narrow cobblestone roads typical of the region - as they wind their way between old dry-stone houses that rise up in tiers to the castle walls. Here and there you get a glimpse of the sun-drenched scrubland way below. We recommend a visit in early spring or autumn to appreciate the village's magic without the crowds of visitors who flock here in high season.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Gordes
Abbaye de Sénanque
Abbaye de Sénanque
An excellent example of Cistercian art,
Village des Bories
Village des Bories
Musée de l'Habitat Rural. The museum is