Gordes

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Gordes, La Provence, France


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 part 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 offers 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 the church and the castle. You can spent hours strolling around the tiny streets, admire the beautiful old doorways, white and grey stone houses while soaking up the Provencal atmosphere. For market lovers, make sure you don't miss Tuesday when the local market takes place. There are plenty of view opportunities in Gordes and our top two terraces were the Hotel La 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. xx


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10 comments

  1. SO beautiful Hana! I truly believe your photos belong in a magazine or feature!

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    1. Oh Jasmine, Thank you! So happy you like my pictures, it means a lot to me!! xx

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  2. What a wonderful photos, they take me right back to when we visited Gordes this summer. We went to the Abbaye late in the afternoon, but there were still a lot of people, so I might try waking up early next year :) And did you eat that pizza and tiramisu at Mamma Gorda? It looks delicious, great new restaurant to try nex time!

    Love, Rachel
    www.herheadintheclouds.com

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    1. Thank you Rachel! We loved Mamma Gorda (went there three times for dinner) haha
      And yes, you'll probably enjoy the Abbaye much more without all the tourists (we also went one day during the day and it was nothing like in the morning). ;)

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  3. Really out of the ordinary ! All the buildings are made out of stone. Beautiful pictures.

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    1. Thank you Deven! Gordes was really special :)

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  4. Your photos are gorgeous, Hana. I've been thinking of going to Gordes for years and years now. Fingers crossed I can make it there either this or next year.

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    1. Thank yo so much Marlene! Gordes is so worth visiting (but so are the other nearby villages). Definitely plan your trip during the lavender season, it's quite an amazing sight! :)

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    1. Thank you Aurélie! Happy you like my pictures xx

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