IN my last post I shared with you the town of Lourmarin where I have spent most of my time in the Provencal region of Luberon. This I managed to tear myself away from the charming little low lying village to visit the town of Gordes. It was simply amazing. As you approach I approached it on the road and saw it I literally gasped it was so breathtaking. The little town is pristine, everything is so charming you almost feel as if it can’t be real. But Gordes is very much real despite that it’s hard to believe looking at the sweeping views of Provence from the hill. I want to share with you all my discovery of Gordes just as I experienced it. All the photos you will see below are in chronological order as I took them, wandering through the tiny little passages. Enjoy your walk through this amazing historical local.
The main square has a large fountain in the middle that is typical old french and italian towns.
The chateau sits in the center at the highest point with the square right below encompassed by several cafes, boutiques, galleries, and an amazing flea market once a month.
The Renaissance Cafe there is 100% organic, even the wine.
Rabbit for lunch anyone?
One of the storefronts…
The market with an abundance of incredibly fresh produce unlike anything you find in the city.
I am a huge tomato lover, I could probably live exclusively off tomatoes for the rest of my life. This selection is a dream com true. Check out those enormous heirlooms.
The are so many local products and honey seems to be a popular industry in the area.
You can see my sweetie Pierre peering over the wall down there.
It would be amazing to have a pied à terre in one of these old buildings in the town.
The cathedral was beautiful and totally empty and silent on this Saturday.
A statue of Joan of Arc I pressume.
Growing up I attended Catholic school and our Friday masses and special ceremonies were held at the historic Santa Barbara mission built by the Spanish settlers, known as the queen of the California missions for being the most beautiful. I will always love old european religious symbolism, art, and ceremony.
Would love to have sat here with a little picnic. The view from there was quite amazing…
as you can see!
Someone’s sweet and beautiful little trinkets in the window.
This building dates back at least to 1826 but I presume many of the structures are even older than that.
Some of the villas that lie on the outskirts of the town.
I hope you enjoyed discovering the town of Gordes with me. In my next post I am going to share my spring outfit I wore this day. Perhaps some of you have had the chance already to visit this town? If not and you ever travel to Provence it is a must see. Next trip I am planning on seeing Rousillon and Isle Sur La Sorgue that I hear from the locals are also quite stunning, and when I do I will be sure to share them on the blog. Well I have three papers down and now two finals to go! I did manage to take the time to redo my blog roll thought which I thought was feeling a bit sloppy. Do you like it? I chose one of my favorite photos from each one of the blogs on my list to accompany the links. Let me know what you think!