Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Gordes - one of 'les plus beaux villages de France'

I havn`t been to Gordes in nearly 20 years - but have a number of very clear memories of it.  It's a pretty special place even though it gets lots of visitors at times.  It`s also a village associated with artists and it rates as one of "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France"
The houses of Gordes cling to the side of the Vaucluse plateau, overlooking Cavaillon plain. They are arranged in tiers around the imposing Renaissance castle and church and narrow cobbled streets wind their way through them. Gordes is a village of artists and has been extolled by Marc Chagall, Victor Vasarely and Pol Mara ; it is a must on Provence’s cultural trail.
Les Plus Beaux Villages de France - Gordes
This photo was taken from the viewing point off the D15 (route to cavaillon) on the west of the village - marked on the linked map on Flickr where we stopped so that Robyn and Sarah could take a look at what it's like.

We're hoping to go back there later this week.

Don't forget you can also see what I've been sketching and painting on Travels with a Sketchbook and Four Go Painting in Provence

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