To look for an accommodation two weeks before your holiday is not something I would recommend. Especially when we are talking about the high season in one of the most visited parts of France, La Provence. We've learned our lesson and consider ourselves lucky to find a room for 5 days in July in this beautiful B&B in Gordes. Le mas de Belle Combe is situated 10 minutes walk from the heart of Gordes and has an amazing view of the valley and mountains of Luberon (preferably from the swimming pool or the little private terrace in front of our room).
Gordes, un des plus beaux villages de France, was like from a fairy tale. The town is built on top of a hill like a spiral around the rock. At the very top is theLa Bastide des Gordes (excellent service and if you love Spa you might not want to miss this place!) and a more casual one the Le Cercle Republicain (walk right to the back of the bar to discover a tiny hidden terrace). Our favourite restaurant was definitely Mamma Gorda, the place to go if you crave some homemade pasta. You can't miss the picturesque Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque (most photographed sight in Provence), but plan your visit carefully. There is you and hundreds of others who want to see this tranquil place, surrounded by fields of lavender. We came here one early morning when the clock struck 7am... no tourists in sight was so worth waking up for. xxFor market lovers, make sure you don't miss Tuesday as that's the day when the local market takes place. There are plenty of view opportunities in Gordes and our top two terraces were the Hotel