Gordes (France)

Gordes Travel Guide and Trip Resources

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One of France's most enchanting villages

Gordes is a small town (pop. 2000) in the French Provence, at about a 45 minutes drive from Avignon or well over an hour from Marseille. It is often said to be amongst the most enchanting villages in France.

Built on top of a rocky cliff in mostly sandstone colors as if trying to disguise itself, from a distance Gordes can seem like an untakeable fortress. Which was of course entirely the point for this village with a history going back to the days of the Roman Empire.

Although the outside of Gordes may be picturesque in a somewhat rugged way, the inside boasts nothing but charm. Narrow cobbled streets are lined with high houses covered by green, restaurants, boulangeries and pharmacies. And at its very heart stands a castle that is open to visitors. The panoramas from the top over the surrounding area are excellent too. [Review by travelindicator]


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Key info

  • Gordes is a city in France's region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur. It has a population of 2,130, is situated at an altitude of 1152ft and the best airport to fly into is MRS (Marseille Provence Airport, Marseille)
  • The currency used in France is the Euro (EUR)

Other cities in the region (Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France)

Marseille, Nice, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Briançon, Cannes, Avignon

Gordes Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

52 55 63 66 75 82 88 88 77 68 57 50

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

2 1.2 1.3 2.5 2.3 1.6 1.1 1.5 4.4 3.3 3.2 2

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