What to do and see in Gordes, France: The Best Places and Tips

December 28, 2017 Vergie Nakamoto

Gordes in France, from Europe region, is best know for Art Galleries. Discover best things to do in Gordes with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Gordes

1. Tapiezo

7 rue Richard Casteau, 84220 Roussillon, Gordes, France +33 6 14 09 46 50
Excellent
93%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 205 reviews

Tapiezo

Tapiezo offers abstract constructions based on universal symbols with sans and pigment of Roussillon in Provence. Recognized by the ACADEMIE des ARTS SCIENCES et LETTRES de PARIS. From an algebra known to all and the mysterious hieroglyphs and doors, structured buildings, an original interpretation. A poetic imagination. A work beyond time. A soothing work of art."Tapiezo, a master of happy wisdom. Tapiezo is the new Picasso." It's in these terms that Jean Lacouture speaks of the artist. Tapiezo's recognition is unanimous. He's in the courtyard of the great painters. To discover in the gallery of the contemporary artist Tapiezo - Roussillon in Provence - Luberon Vaucluse - Values Drouot - Akoun - Artprice A french writter, Jacques Salome says : "Enter into an extraordinary poetic universe that fills you with joy and fullness." Tapiezo's works bring good luck."

Reviewed By lukejames52 - Durham, North Carolina

First of all, he is happy and he loves children. His art is unique and beautiful. I love that he takes the substrate (literally) around him and blends on canvas to make something amazing.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit - well worth the 45 min drive out of our way to see the town and meet the artist. Highly, highly recommend.

2. Canoe Evasion

D57, 84800 Fontaine de Vaucluse, France +33 4 90 38 26 22
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 195 reviews

Canoe Evasion

Reviewed By Mahonia - Canterbury, Kent

All previous positive reviews are accurate. Well organised and supervised. Cheerful welcoming staff.

3. Passerelle des Cimes

Route de Fontaine de Vaucluse, 84800 Lagnes, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France +33 4 90 38 56 87
Excellent
81%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 63 reviews

Passerelle des Cimes

Reviewed By JMH28 - Auckland Central, New Zealand

We spent almost 3 hours here on a recent day with 4 children between 8-11 years old and everyone - adults included - had a great time. There are several courses available to cater to different ages and within each course, there are multiple "stations" to tackle. Each one includes zip lines and a variety of obstacles to cross and our group found them challenging and lots of fun. They have a few people on staff who speak English and can explain how everything works and provide the safety instructions before getting you going on the courses. There are also lots of staff nearby when you are traversing the course in case of problems, so we felt it was really well managed and very safe. On a hot day, it's great to be in the shade of the pine trees, so from that perspective it's also a great activity in summer.
Couple of tips: call to make a reservation if at all possible. If you don't, it's possible you will find them full and unable to fit you in right away. Also, they take a lunch break, so don't start groups in the middle of the day. We found this out when we arrived shortly before noon and couldn't start for more than an hour. Fortunately, they were kind enough to call over to a little snack place next to Canoe Evasion (right around the corner) to check if we could have lunch there first, which we did. I can highly recommend that place for lunch - it's practically a shack, but it turns out beautifully presented and yummy food with friendly service. We loved it!

4. Musee de la Lavande

276 Route de Gordes, 84220 Coustellet, France +33 4 90 76 91 23
Excellent
29%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
8%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 397 reviews

Musee de la Lavande

The Lavender Museum is in Coustellet, France, in the heart of the Luberon Regional Natural Park. The museum is entirely dedicated to true lavender. Since 1991, it has been hosting visitors from the world over. The Lavender Museum tells the story of the crop of true lavender, its history, its challenges, and its future. It describes the properties and qualities of true lavender. Georges Lincelé founded the Lavender Museum to shine the light on the significance and beauty of true lavender, the symbol of Provence. Travel to the heart of the universe of true lavender, and enjoy a lively, instructive and fun journey, with films, unique collections, and interactive events…

Reviewed By Linda N - Crewe, United Kingdom

We arrived on a Friday and the cost cheaper for two. You have an audio guide so you can go around at your own pace. The first room has a film show that is worth watching for the lavender history and uses. The smell is amazing if you like lavender as with most places you end with a shop. I would say it takes under an hour for the visit.

5. Moulin de Jerusalem

Rue de Jeu dePaume, Goult, Gordes, France
Excellent
36%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Moulin de Jerusalem

Reviewed By Barb S - Seattle

Goult is an historic village that is off the usual tourist radar, but well worth a visit. A pathway features 19 historic buildings or sites which are highlighted and explained (in French) on plaques posted along the way. The walk starts at the Place de la Libération and proceeds up Rue de la République, meandering through this smaller section of the village and ends at the Moulin de Jérusalem, at the top of Rue du Jeu de Paume. (If one does not want to do the walk, you can drive directly to the windmill where a limited number of parking spaces are available.) In addition to the windmill and views you will find additional ancient ruins. Continuing on down a rocky path you can rediscover ancient agricultural terraces and stone borie habitations that are being restored to show how past farmers turned the unfavorable conditions of steep slopes to their advantage.

6. Time Out Real Escape Game

Allee du Canier, 84440 Robion, France +33 9 53 05 78 15
Excellent
77%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

Time Out Real Escape Game

Reviewed By Audrey T - Carpentras, France

Nous avons testé Prison Break et c’était génial. Personnel sympa bel accueil, ambiance dans la salle très sympa. Beau décor, énigmes recherchées. Le top. À faire et à refaire.

7. Mines de Bruoux

Route de Croagnes, 84400 Gargas, Apt, France +33 4 90 06 22 59
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 591 reviews

Mines de Bruoux

Reviewed By Zularaz - New York

Don your hardhat and walk these hand-dug halls of ochre (and mushroom farming! Who knew?). This extraordinary space is networked with tunnels that are 2-3 storeys tall ... like a Cathedral, with vaulted arches imbued with the yellowish red of ochre and, in places, pooled with water that reflects in shimmering waves on the walls and ceilings like an enchanted grotto. So cool. Knowledgeable guides (some tours available in English) can tell you the history of this type of mining and its importance to the locals who worked here. Poor guys ... the telltale yellow stain on their clothes and skin was a warning sign to single girls at the local dances. They didn't want to dance with the boys who would make so little and die so young. This site is a testament to their skill, their courage, and their perseverance.

8. Chausee des Geants

Roussillon, Gordes, France
Excellent
67%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 147 reviews

Chausee des Geants

Reviewed By KANewYork - New York

Up a ridge, sits the lovely town of Roussillon. Rather distinct with its ochre hues as opposed to the paler stone elsewhere in Provence. The brilliant colors take on a striking appearance towards evening with the sun on it. The color of the earth is also seen in the buildings in the town.
There's parking (paid) at the entrance to the town.

9. La Source de La Sorgue

84800 Fontaine de Vaucluse, France
Excellent
46%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 521 reviews

La Source de La Sorgue

Reviewed By Mira V - Smarje Pri Jelsah, Slovenia

A 15-minute walk starting in the small town of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse and ending in a narrow shady gorge takes you to the spring of the river Sorgue. The walk is pleasant and does not require much effort. The gorge is suddenly blocked by a vertical rock, which is over 250 meters high. This is really a memorable sight. Water Springs from everywhere. Springtime is probably the most appropriate time to visit, since masses of water merge from all directions to form the picturesque river Sorgue (I suppose the water comes from the snow melting in the mountains). This is really something to enjoy. And when one is returning to the town, there are lots of small shops and restaurants along the way. The souvenirs seem to be quite original and not the same as everywhere else.

10. Marche de Coustellet

Quartier Centre du Hameau, 842220 Coustellet, France
Excellent
66%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Marche de Coustellet

Reviewed By JMH28 - Auckland Central, New Zealand

The market in Coustellet runs every Sunday from May to September and a visit is among our favorite things to do when we are in the Luberon. We make sure to buy some wonderful tapenades, cheeses, olives, honey and produce here - the quality, selection and freshness is great - and love browsing through the stalls of local goods such as lavender sachets, soaps, wine, wooden items, ceramics, linens, etc. It's a big market and parking gets crowded, so be sure to arrive before 10am so you have time to enjoy it and can find a place to park. Don't miss it!

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