Gordes is beautiful, but very popular. Cars and tour buses make the climb every day, and the grand promenade begins from the parking lots along the wall into the town.
The town empties out at night, and that’s when we enjoyed Gordes the most. In search of a World Cup game we found ourselves in a bar (that was supposed to be closed) in the middle of a spontaneous party with new friends from Brussels, England, France, and Italy.
Luckily we were walking home! Our home in Gordes was Mas de la Beaume, an oasis of calm across from the old city. Just the place to rest and relax after our marathon ride the day before. Wendy and her husband were wonderful, and the time we spent at their beautiful home was magical.