Things to do
ART & CULTURE
After admiring Gordes' Medieval chateau and the adjacent art gallery dedicated to Flemish artist Pol Mara, head to the cool cellars of St. Firmin Palace. Explore these troglodyte caves to find subterranean olive oil presses, cisterns and alleyways, all carved into the stone. Return to the sunshine for an outdoor classical concert before discovering unique works in the studios and shops of Gordes' flourishing artist community.
Travel just outside Gordes to visit picture-perfect lavender fields in the quiet of the Provencal countryside. Nearby Sénanque Abbey is still home to Cistercian monks who tend honey bees and grow lavender, and its serene, curving walls are surrounded by lush lavender fields. On your return to Gordes, stop at Les Bories restaurant. With its Michelin starred menu and exquisite wine list, you can enjoy the most refined flavours of Provence.
FOOD & DRINK
For fresh local ingredients, the Tuesday morning market in Gordes is not to be missed. Pick up organic honey, aromatic soaps and soft linens or choose a local wine to take home. For fine dining, Gordes has plenty of options with superb cuisine on offer at its numerous elegant restaurants.