A true Provencal gem, La Bastide looks out over the historic village of Gordes, which is found in one of the most beautiful regions of France - the Luberon. From its cliff-top, the house sits between the earth and the horizon, looking out over the landscape below.
The house has large terraces designed for guests to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Luberon. Look past the dry-stone walls to the century-old olive trees and the majestic cypress trees. Everything has been designed to preserve and enhance the authenticity of the place.
A former stately home, it has retained all its old charm. And the memory of its illustrious former occupants is found in every nook and cranny. Discover portraits, art-objects, furniture and leather- bound books in the sumptuous interior, which invites guests to relish the history of La Bastide and return to the splendour of the 18th century, when the art of French living was at its peak.
La Bastide is run by a generous and caring staff who make every moment unforgettable. No detail is left untouched and the team will do everything possible to ensure guests can immerse themselves in a warm and intimate atmosphere. The team at La Bastide hopes everyone who steps through the door will hold onto memories of a place that is filled with moments of surprise and delight – for the young and old, families, friends and couples.
La Bastide has allowed its imagination to run wild when it comes to activities for the youngest members of the family, who will find a home from home in The Children's Kingdom. A space dedicated entirely to them and their pursuit of fun, it includes a swimming pool, a games room and a rich programme filled with treasure hunts, games on the terrace, magicians and even an open air cinema. Special memories will be made that children will look back on for years to come.
Ranked among some of the most beautiful villages in France, Gordes is almost as beautiful as the work created by the artists who have lived there. These include Marc Chagall, Victor Vasarely, André Lhote and Pol Mara. It is a village steeped in the past and an atmosphere of artistic talent and creativity is found in every building – in particular the medieval castle, the Saint-Firmin church and in the local village galleries.
Certain sites such as the Village des Bories and the Notre-Dame-de-Sénanque Abbey bear witness to the cultural richness of Gordes. The combination of the heritage and the exceptional geographical location make it an emblematic Provençal hilltop village.
Found between the Alpes de Haute Provence and the Vaucluse, the Luberon is a region renowned for its extraordinary landscapes, its way of life, its olive groves, cypress trees and wild flowers. Thanks to the lavender fields and rolling hills that stretch as far as the eye can see, the region has inherited a breath-taking natural heritage.
Correspondances, a contemporary and tastefully decorated boutique originally from Saint Rémy de Provence has thrown open its doors in Gordes for the season.
Inside is an exclusive selection of renowned ready-to-wear brands for men and women, as well as shoes and accessories. They include Brunello Cucinelli, Church's, Cire Trudon, Equipment, Eres, Hogan, J Brand, La Prestic Ouiston, Maison Michel, Orlebar Brown, Piazza Sempione, RedLine, Sergio Rossi, & Tod's.
Visit La Bastide and learn more about these timeless collections.