La Bastide des Cinq Lys
Travel Blogs from Gordes
... for six French popes over 70 years in the 14th century. There are actually two large palaces or chateaus next to each other with different architectures. Touring the Palais took about ninety minutes after which we left and toured the Pont D'Avignon also known as the bridge of St Benezet. A 13th century bridge that crosses the Rhone River. Although for the last 700 years, the bridge only goes halfway across the river. What happened to the rest remains a mystery.
We returned ...
... was a travel day, it also became a laundry day. It took a couple of hours to get caught up but we succeeded. Next it was off to Avignon supermarket for groceries for the week. We returned about 5:00 and settled in for the night. We lit a fire in the fireplace as the temperature in the old stone cottage was a bit cool. The fire, some jazz and some Côte de Rhine wine made for a lovely evening.
Our first outing was to Gordes, a small vilage about 15 km away.
On the way we have stopped at a winery that also had a cork screw museum
We had a look at the hundreds of cork screws that were in glass cases and admired the wine making machinery and the extensive cellar. We didn't drink anything.
After the winery we went to Gordes. It is ...
... were going to get our first drops of rain for the holiday.
And rain it did. From late afternoon, through the evening and into the next morning. Rain is supposed to put a dampener on holidays, but after almost four days of heat and sun, it was somewhat of a welcome change. And with windows partially open to let the noise of the storm in but keep the rain out, it was a sight to behold watching the Luberon Valley put on a spectacular show as Tuesday came to an end.
... called " La Borie" hosted by Christine and Emanuele. This place is amazing with panoramic views. We were to enjoy the comforts of our self contained apartment for 2 days.
After settling in we felt a swim was in order after the heat of the day, and our feet needed some relaxation.
Then it was to get ready for dinner. We dined at a restaurant called " La Provencale", and enjoyed the Menu du Soir for 25 ...
Other places to stay in Gordes
Le Village, Gordes | 4 star hotelfrom $319
Route de l'Abbaye de Senanque, Gordes | 4 star hotelfrom $411
Route de Murs, Gordes | 4 star hotelfrom $211
Route De Cavaillon, Gordes | 3 star hotelfrom $188
Route de SÃ©nanque, Gordes | 3 star hotelfrom $160
RD 156, Les Pourquiers, Gordes | Hotelfrom $60
Les Gervais Sur D2, Gordes | Hotelfrom $152
Joucas, Gordes | 3 star hotelfrom $209
Quartier de la Senancole, Gordes | Hotelfrom $85
pl. du ChÃ¢teau, Gordes | Hotelfrom $234
Route de Murs, Gordes | Hotelfrom $88
Route de St Saturnin d'Apt (D2), Gordes | 3 star hotelfrom $170