Gordes is a very beautiful old village, perched on the southern edge
of the high Plateau de Vaucluse. The stone buildings built in tight
against the base of the cliffs and those perched on the rocks above,
including the 12th-century castle, are made of an beige stone that
glows orange in the morning sun. The view from the village is a
southern panorama out across fields and forests and small perched
villages to the Montagne du Luberon.
Gordes is classed as one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France.
Behind the village small roads lead into the rocks and valleys and forests of the Plateau de Vaucluse.