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Gordes: The city in the sky – “Un air de Provence”, South of France touch series

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Gordes means in French, a village hanging high in the air, which is the so-called “city in the sky”. It is located on one of the tops of the Vaucluse mountain range at an altitude of 635 meters. Gordes has a long history and has been since the time of the Roman Empire.

The entire city’s buildings are built using granite from local materials, forming a special landscape where houses, walls, and castles are all made of stone. The style is part of the Renaissance style that has been preserved from 1525 to the present day. 

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A fun fact about Gordes: 

Filmmakers are taken with Gordes’ magnificent setting. Scenes from several mov-ies and television mini-series, including A Good Year, Mistral’s Daughter, A Year in Provence and Mr. Bean’s Holiday were filmed in Gordes. 


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