Airelles Gordes, La Bastide

18th-century elegance, boutique, intimate

61 Rue De La Combe, Gordes 84220

33 (0)4 90 72 12 12

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At a Glance

The setting is everything at this elegant and well-appointed mountain retreat, nestled into one of the most beautiful village in France.

Indagare Loves

  • The spectacular views of the Luberon mountains from the rooms, terrace and pool.
  • Stepping out your door and right into the charming town, featuring a morning market on Tuesdays and a renaissance church.
  • The 8,600 square foot, three-floor Sisley spa


Located at the top of a winding mountain road in lavender country is the chic and storybook-perfect Provencal village of Gordes. The houses of the village cling onto the side of the Vaucluse plateau with spectacular views of the Luberon mountains. Nestled among the rest is La Bastide de Gordes, built into the village’s fortifications, originally laid in the 12th century.

Whereas many properties in the region favor the country inn aesthetic, the 33 rooms and 6 suites of La Bastide de Gordes are decorated in the style of an 18th-century chateau. With grand staircases, lush fabrics and imposing portraits, the hotel exudes old-world charm that is only surpassed by the views of the mountains and pastures below. (Guests should be sure to request a valley view room.) The town, conveniently located just steps down cobblestone streets from the hotel, is charming with a Renaissance castle and church. The market, open on Tuesday mornings, is filled with local produce, soaps and lavender, and is a lovely way to spend the morning. While in town, be sure to make a visit to the Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, still inhabited by Cisterian monks who produce lavender essence, honey and liqueurs.

When not wandering through the village, spend a languorous day relaxing by the 80-foot pool set in the garden or enjoying a long lunch out on the terrace. The three-floor Sisley spa has a beautifully lit indoor pool and views of the olive groves.

For families, La Maison de Constance is a charming five-bedroom villa accessible to the property via terraced gardens of lime, almond and fig trees. The home features a private pool and a large fireplace, vaulted ceilings and a full kitchen. With the recent addition of a kids’ club, the hotel is no longer in the couples-only domain, and welcomes families.

Who Should Stay

Couples and families looking for a boutique resort experience in a beautiful mountain setting.

Written by Allison DiLiegro

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