Gordes Culture & history

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From Avignon: Full-Day Lavender Tour

1. From Avignon: Full-Day Lavender Tour

Experience a tour in the lavender area during the blooming season. You'll discover the lavender fields in full blooming in the valley of Luberon or in the mountains around the village of Sault which is considered as the capital of lavender. Your driver will stop at the best spots where you can enjoy the view and take pictures from and to the fields. Depending the day of the week, you'll have time to enjoy a provençal market at a picturesque village on the way. Photo stop near Gordes to admire the amazing view at this village ranking among the most beautiful villages in France. Visit of Roussillon, built on top of an ocher cliff, with its houses and walls painted using the different colours of the natural pigments contained in the soil. This natural ocher region is the largest one in Europe. You'll have a visit to the Lavender Museum, there, you'll learn more about the lavender and lavendine; a film will show you the fields, the harvest and the distillation process, then you'll discover the museum with a collection of stills used for the distillation. A shop of fine cosmetic products elaborated with the pure lavender 100% natural coming from the farm "Le Chateau du Bois". Between June 15 and July 15, an extra stop for pictures at the Senanque Abbey for its wonderfull view with lavandine fields is provided.

From Avignon: Luberon Hilltop Villages

2. From Avignon: Luberon Hilltop Villages

Your first stop will be Fontaine de Vaucluse where you will be charmed by the biggest French spring. Spontaneous stops at poppy fields on the way are included (in season). Next, marvel at Sénanque Abbey, a jewel of Romanesque art nestled in a lush greenery environment. Afterward, enjoy strolling through the streets of the spectacular hilltop village of Gordes, where you can admire the play of warm light on the dry stone walls. Move on to Roussillon and observe all the different shades of the ochre by wandering along the Ochre Trail (entrance fee not included - 3€/adult) and the colored roads of the village. Then, walk on the streets of Ménerbes, the fortified hilltop village that inspired Peter Mayle to write his most successful novel One Year in Provence.

Paris: Fly Over France Virtual Reality Experience

3. Paris: Fly Over France Virtual Reality Experience

From the center of Paris, travel across the most emblematic and beautiful places that France has to offer thanks to a flight simulator and a high-technology headset ! Thanks to exceptional aerial images and spectacular moments of free flight, the experience allows you to rediscover the most beautiful places and landscapes of France: the village of Gordes in the heart of the Luberon, the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel, the impressive cliffs of Etretat, the needles and glaciers on the Mont Blanc route... At the end of an unforgettable journey, from the sea-spray of Normandy to the roof of Europe, you will cover more than 10,000 kilometers without leaving Paris!

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What people are saying about Gordes

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 266 reviews

Veronica is very friendly, informative and funny, and also an excellent driver! The trip includes four beautiful villages - Vaucluse, Gorde, Rousillon and Menerbes, plus Notre Dame de Senanque Abbey which is famous for its lavender fields in summer (went there in September thus not in bloom, but still it was stunning and tranquil). These four villages are well picked because they show different sides of Luberon, Provence, and also each one is quite small so the time Veronica reserved for each village was quite enough for strolling around and taking some cool pictures.

organization takes you to authentic protected remote gems of villages and views Gordes and Roussillon, you do a market in Cavaillon, there are photo stops at beautiful locations. The lavender museum and the fields near and around the monastery of Our Lady of Sénanque are also a revelation. Small groups, smooth transport, a lot of freedom, punctual organization. You can't do so much beauty alone in an unknown region. Our guide was also a great driver and occasionally told us something interesting along the way, always with a big smile.

Excellent day spent with Nicolas, our very friendly guide. We might just like to spend a little more time in the village of Roussillon. It is difficult to both go on the ocher path and visit the village, for lack of time. We have very fond memories of that day. Good luck to our guide. Christiane and Thomas

Incredible experience! the places overflown in France are magnificent! At times, we take control of our flying machine to pilot ourselves, it's super fun and we're full of sensations! I highly recommend.

This year is too hot for lavender however the agent rearranges the tour to make it a great day. Our guide Majid is very nice and helpful.