La Bastide de Gordes & Spa
A Storied Estate
What it is
A centuries-old property reborn for today, with a Sisley Spa, garden-ringed pool and six unforgettable restaurants.
What it isn't
Thirsty. The antique-stocked bar would pamper even Marie Antoinette, who’d likely take her mixologist-perfected cocktail fireside.
What we think
Antique paintings in gilt frames and Hungarian parquet flooring? Check. Toile fabrics adorning every other surface? Check. A dreamy, Provincial color palette of olive greens and peony pinks? Check and check. La Bastide de Gordes is everything a Francophile could want from a country sojourn, including a full gourmet breakfast with every stay. We love the Superior Village Room for its flickering fireplace and an authentic 18th century secretary, and the Duke of Soubise Suite, which has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, authentic lime painted walls and two (two!) bathrooms. While you’re here, be sure to stop in at the Sisley Spa, which was modeled after the circa 1148 Sénanque Abbey but houses amenities no Cistercian monk could dream up, including a hammam and sensory showers.
You're here because
You’re bringing your little one, and kids are majorly doted upon here, with a staff magician, treasure hunts and games on the terrace.
There is nowhere on earth you’d rather be than the terrace at L’Orangerie, sipping champagne and watching the twilight unfurl, pink and dusky, over the Luberon valley. “Another glass?” your waiter asks. “Mais Oui.”
Restaurants & Bars
Peir Pierre Gagnaire - Flavors of French gastronomy.
La Citadel - Mediterranean cuisine.
L'Orangerie - Bistro style with Provencal and Mediterranean produce.
Le Bar De La Bastide - Enjoy a drink or light snack in the lounge bar.
A nearly three hour train ride from Paris to Avignon, then a 30 minute drive. In short? An idyllic world away from even the most idyllic city streets. It’s no wonder Marc Chagall called Gordes home.