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Visit Gordes: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The exceptionally pretty-village of Gordes is also one of the most visited villages in France

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Gordes. For detailed visitor information see the Gordes travel guide.

Gordes is situated in the Vaucluse department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 31 kilometres from Avignon, the department capital (general information: Gordes is 591 kilometres from Paris).

Attractions in Gordes

Senanque Abbey is a roman style abbey in Provence surrounded by lavender fields and with many of the 12th century monastic buildings lovingly restored: Abbey of Senanque

The Village des Bories, near Gordes in Provence, is a fascinating group of ancient stone dwellings and shelters: Village des Bories

Tourist classifications for Gordes include "most beautiful village".

Popular places to visit nearby include Abbey of Senanque at 2 km and Fontaine-de-Vaucluse at 6 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Gordes, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Gordes in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Vaucluse

Map of places to visit near Gordes


Markets in and near Gordes

Market days in Gordes: weekly market: Tuesday;

  • Gordes: market Tuesday (0km)
  • Roussillon: market Thursday (7km)
  • Maubec: market Sunday (9km)
  • Pernes-les-Fontaines: market Saturday (15km)
  • Cavaillon: market Monday (15km)
  • Apt: market Saturday (16km)
  • Le Thor: market Saturday (16km)
  • Carpentras: market Friday - seasonal market only (20km)
  • Mallemort: market Friday (20km)
  • Lourmarin: market Friday (21km)

More information about Gordes, Provence

Tourist attractions near Gordes, France

What to do at Gordes? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Gordes.

Grand sites of France

  • Mont Ventoux (30km)
  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire (55km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Glanum (32km)
  • Fort Saint-Andre (33km)
  • Montmajour Abbey (49km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (0km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (9km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (24km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Repos de Montfavet (Avignon) (32km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (38km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Montmajour (Arles) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jarditrain (13km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (13km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (25km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (26km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (28km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (34km)
  • Jardin aquatique « Aux fleurs de l'eau (35km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de Régalon (17km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (18km)
  • Colorado Provencal (23km)
  • Dentelles de Montmirail (32km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (49km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Istres (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (32km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Gordes

Canton: Gordes

Arrondissement: Apt

Department: Vaucluse

Region: Provence

Postcode: 84220

Distance to Gordes

from Avignon (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 591 km

from Calais: 822 km

from Nice: 168 km

from Bordeaux: 470 km

from Strasbourg: 555 km

Getting here

Gordes is in the south-east of France. Most visitors fly into Nice or Marseille airport. Driving is also possible - coming by car to the region takes about 10 hours from the cross-channel ferry ports. For driving distances to Gordes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaumettes, Cabrieres-d'Avignon, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, Goult, Joucas, Murs and Saint-Pantaleon.

This page in French: Visiter Gordes

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