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Gordes France on the French Riviera

village of Gordes in Vaucluse (France).

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Gordes is a charming town in southeastern France in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. The residents are known as Gordiens. The closest big city is  Avignon. 
gray concrete church under white clouds and blue sky

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Gordes has been listed as “one of the most beautiful villages of France“.
At the top of Gordes, you can see the fortified castle. The castle was re-enforced in 1123 to become a “nobile castrum”. The castle was partially rebuilt in Renaissance style in 1525.
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Gordes is 30 minutes from Avignon, 2 hours and 40 minutes from Paris by train and one hour by plane. It’s about 2 hours from Nice and the Riviera.

Built on the foothills of the The Vaucluse Mountains, facing the Luberon, Gordes is one of the most well-known hilltop villages in the region. Many artists have stayed in the village of Gordes including: André Lhote, Marc Chagall, Victor Vasarely and Pol Mara. Pol Mara was contemporary Flemish painter and a citizen of the city. You can visit the  Pol Mara museum. He actually looks like Woody Allen.

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There are plenty of cultural events in summer with its museums, festivals, art galleries, concerts and exhibitions. The biggest festival is the Gordes Music festival and there is also a wine festival. I like the White Penitents Chapel, The Sénanque Abbey (built in 1148) and the Savoy Gate.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com



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Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com


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