Gordes is a beautiful old village in the Luberon region. The obviously strategic site where Gordes sits has been occupied since prehistoric times. The stone buildings were built against the base of the cliffs and spiral up around the rock to the top where the château was built with a panoramic view over fields and forests and small perched villages.
Cubist painter André Lhote discovered Gordes in 1938 followed by Marc Chagall, Victor Vasarely and other modern artists who visited and summered in Gordes. The village also gained exposure as one of the locations for a movie filmed in the Luberon, “A Good Year” based on a novel of the same name written by Peter Mayle starring Russell Crowe.