The Birth of hilltop Villages

During the “Pax Romana” the region became more secure and the inhabtants were encouraged to settle on the plains. The arrival of Barbarians, Visigoth and Lombardian troop in the 5th Century forced populations to flee and seek refuge back on the higher ground. In the middle age (10th Century), these eagles’nests began to take on […]

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GORDES Between sky and stones…

Gordes…down through the centuries…

The history of Gordes began on the rock on which the village was first built and was linked to that of the castle and its lords for several centuries. The castle was first mentioned in 1031.

In the 14th century, it became an important military construction intended to protect the village against repeated […]

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