Luxury hotel holiday Bastide de Gordes Provence

The five-star Bastide de Gordes with 40 rooms and suites is a historic gem set in the heart of one of France's best-loved regions: the Luberon in Provence. This huddle of grand golden-stone buildings is perched on a rocky hilltop, overlooking the town of Gordes below and the green fields and valleys beyond, with the lavender and sunflower fields, abbeys, and artistic towns that Provence is renowned for, within easy reach.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Eurotunnel or ferry crossing if self-drive
  • Flights and hire of a group A car if fly-drive
  • Rail and hire of a group A car if rail-drive
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Bastide de Gordes, Gordes

The historic Bastide de Gorges is a 5-star boutique hotel in an outstanding hilltop location. The excellent spa facilities, delicious cuisine and beautiful location afford guests a tranquil and restorative experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location On a hilltop, 2 minutes' walk from the centre of Gordes

Annual opening Open from 18 April to 20 October

Closest airport Marseille

Distance from airport 60 minutes' drive

Hotel facilities and services

L'Orangerie Restaurant, La Citadelle Restaurant, new for summer 2019 Le Tigrr Restaurant and Clover Gordes by Jean-François Piège, Bar with terrace, four swimming pools, Sisley Spa, Hammam, Fitness room, Children's Kingdom, and Children's swimming pool.

Out and about nearby

Lavender beds (lavender museum nearby), Vineyards, Hill-top towns such as Gordes and Roussillon, Fontaine de Vaucluse and Petrarch`s house, the Bories settlements near Gordes, Bonnieux and the Luberon, Carpentras and the vineyards of Gigondas.

Sports nearby

Cycling, Walking, Horse Riding, Golf.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic Village room for 7 nights

From about

£1,340

Holiday Code FE650

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Bastide de Gordes, Gordes

The five-star Bastide de Gordes is set on high ground in inland Provence. Its historic stone buildings stand tall, atop the verdant jagged bluffs of Gordes. The buildings, terraces, and swimming pools, are spread across the staggered hillside, ensuring that each one has stunning views out across the Luberon and the Alpilles. As unique as the stepped grounds, the interior spaces of the hotel are lavishly decorated and opulent. Rich fabrics of deep reds and greens are paired with delicate golden chandeliers, tall windows, classical paintings, and traditional tiled floors. Arched windows look out onto grassy pathways that stretch the length of each of the steps, with creeping plants falling down from the terraces above. The outdoor pools are lined with parasols and loungers, as well as woven planters and water features. Your first impressions are crafted by the painted beamed ceiling, elaborate glass jewels of the lights, and the satin sofa of the reception room. Restaurants at the hotel include La Citadelle outdoor terrace, which captures the magic of Provence every evening. Under a rattan canopy is La Bastide de Pierres, a more casual, Italian-themed alfresco restaurant. Or, on white-clothed tables, under plentiful fruit trees on one of the many terraces, is L'Orangerie restaurant. Each restaurant offers a unique and charming experience that cannot be had elsewhere. A corridor of arches, with exposed white stone and iron lanterns, leads you into the Sisley Spa; a haven of light, white marble, and cushioned loungers beside the hazy indoor pool. Enjoy a treatment on a canopied bed in one of the treatment rooms, or in the open air on one of the leafy terraces. The guestrooms are adorned with wooden-panels or detailed papers on the walls, ornate rugs on wooden floors, and very traditional paintings on the walls. The style oozes classical luxury. Floral upholstery in reds, browns, and purples covers the stools and bed frames. In the bathrooms, claw-footed bathtubs provide a very personal, homely place to relax. The green views outside the windows enhance the romantic feel of the hotel. Younger guests at La Bastide de Gordes are just as spoilt for choice as their parents. The Children's Kingdom offers green areas to play, a private swimming pool, a games room, and a daily brunch served on a terrace.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic Village room for 7 nights

From about

£1,340

Holiday Code FE650

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Bastide de Gordes, Gordes

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to La Bastide de Gordes, our clients fly to Marseille or Nice and then usually have the use of a hire-car for the duration of the holiday, or they arrive in their own car on a self-drive holiday, often as part of a multi-centre touring holiday (we would include a Eurotunnel crossing or a ferry crossing, depending on the itinerary), or they arrive by train, having taken the Eurostar London to Paris or Lille, and then the TGV to Avignon, Aix-en-Provence or Nice. On some dates there is a direct service of the Eurostar from London to Avignon. From the railway station, if you are visiting more than one hotel or want to explore the region, we recommend having a hire-car. We will arrange this for you.

Additional information

Children: The hotel is equipped with a children's pool and games room. Treasure hunts and sports games for children are held regularly.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic Village room for 7 nights

From about

£1,340

Holiday Code FE650

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Bastide de Gordes, Gordes

About Provence

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Provence, the land which is the ancient province of the Romans, offers a rich tapestry of landscapes, culture and traditions. From the sunflower fields of Van Gogh`s Arles, to the sandy marshes of the Camargue, from the Cezanne like landscapes of Aix inland to the olive groves and lavender beds that surround the perched hill top villages, and finally to the dramatic coastline of the azure Mediterranean where the sandy beaches, craggy corniches and fishing villages have been transformed into a sophisticated holiday playground you experience a multitude of contrasting and complementary senses and images. The perfumes of lavender, thyme, rosemary, citrus, pine and olive mingle in the air and the light is bright and clear. Add to all these sensations a wonderful climate, good food and local wine and unlimited sporting and sightseeing activities and you can understand why Provence is not just an ideal holiday destination but a romantic way of life. Provence still has miles of open road across country, tiny, sleepy villages, dramatic hills and craggy peaks, beautiful, sense enriching panoramas and aromas all waiting for you to explore and enjoy.

Highlights of Provence

Cultural highlights include santons, Souleiado Provençal fabrics, herbs and lavender, wine and olive oil, melons and pastis, boules and berets.

Provence Climate

Average air temperatures in Centigrade: January: 12.2, February: 11.9, March: 14.2, April: 18.5, May: 20.8, June: 26.6, July: 28.1, August: 28.4, September: 25.2, October: 22.1, November: 16.8, December: 14.1. Source: Direction de la Meteorologique de France.

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