When in Aix-en-Provence we visited the village of Gordes. Although Gordes is about 80 kilometres from Aix, (north of Aix and east of Avignon) a trip to this village, classified one of the most beautiful villages of France, is really worthwhile, at least when you have a car.
Gordes is a traditional, but somewhat touristy village located on the top of a rock. It is nice to wander through th medieval streets, but it is also great to stop your car somewhere by the roadside and have a fantastic view of the village from a distance, especially on the route to closeby abbey of Senanque. It is nice day out to combine a visit to Gordes and Senanque and enjoy the Provence scenery along the way.
This village perched at the top edge of a plateau makes an incredible view from the underlying valley. As great as the view of the valley from up there. Stone buildings hanging everywhere. Hosting a beautiful 12th century castle.
Classification: Photography , Site Seeing
Gordes is a village built on the side of a mountain. It's very close to Rousillion. We went there to see the village of 'bories' closeby. 'Bories' are little buildings made out of flat pieces of rock without any kind of cement. It isn't sure how old they are and what they were used for: shelters, houses, …? For the 'Village des bories' itself, the income was 35FF per person, which we found a bit too expensive. We walked around the neighbourhood outiside of the village, where we found some bories ourself, hidden behind the trees.