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Bastide de Gordes - Luxury holidays to Provence

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  • About this holiday

    The five-star Bastide de Gordes 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.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled British Airways flights, hire-car, and 7 nights’ accommodation on bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are based on two people sharing a double room.
    From about £1,340 per person.
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code

    FE650

    Our opinion

    The historic Bastide de Gorges offers classic luxury, outstanding views, and fine cuisine – an ideal base for experiencing the Luberon in Provence.

    Hotel description

    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. One of the highlights of this luxury hotel is the Michelin-starred restaurant Pèir, run by triple Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire. The focus here is authentic Provençal cuisine, with a keen emphasis on local, seasonal produce. Just 8 tables occupy the dining room, which creates an intimate, exclusive dining experience. The dining room itself has the stripped-back feel of an old farmhouse, with all-neutral colours, which brings out the flavours and colours of the food itself. Other dining venues 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.

    Location

    Gordes

    Official star rating

    5

    Annual opening

    18 April to 20 October

    Distance from airport

    60 minutes' drive

    Closest airport

    Marseille

    Room types

    34 rooms and 6 suites

    Hotel facilities and services

    Pèir | Pierre Gagnaire TT Restaurant, L’Orangerie Restaurant, La Citadelle Restaurant, Bar with terrace, four swimming pools, Sisley Spa, Hammam, fitness room, Children’s Kingdom, and children’s swimming pool.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    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, riding, golf.

    Children

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

    Minimum stays

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