Gordes is spectacularily situated at the southern slope of the Plateau de Vaucluse with an incomparable view over the plains and mountains of the Nature Reserve Luberon. Arriving from the South a stunning view opens up on the charming village. Climbing up high on the rocks the houses built with natural stones of the region reflect in white and grey the intense sunlight of the Provence.
A Renaissance castle – formerly Vasarely Museum but now a Pol Para Museum – and the church are perched high up at the top of the hill. The village with its old walls and steep, twisted streets is grouped around a central square with a fountain, restaurants and cafés and stretches out into hidden corners of a wild and dry country. Together with Bonnieux, Lacoste, Ménerbes, Oppède, Roussillon with its ocre quarries all in near neighbourhood, Gordes has since long been classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France.