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The Quintessential Provençal Village

Reminiscing about the last time we visited our wonderful friend, Lise, who lives just outside the village of Gordes where she enjoys life in the Luberon Valley and grows olives and cherries. What outstanding olive oil she makes!

Gordes, located in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France, is a stunning 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 delightful vista out across fields and forests and small perched villages to the Montagne du Luberon.

When we visit Gordes, we are centrally located to go to the markets in Avignon and surrounding villages where we find many of our antique pieces and decorative items. These fairs and markets can be overwhelming! Don't worry, though: we'll brave them for you :D

posted on 8/27/2018