La Bastide de Gordes: a hidden gem at the heart of the Luberon
Amongst the local legends that enchant visitors as they walk through its labyrinth of little streets, the story of the Bastide de Gordes starts a new chapter, as standard-bearer of Provencal culture over the Alpilles.
The extensive building project involved more than 150 people for several months. Built on the medieval ramparts, the 16th century Bastide has undergone a total transformation, successfully in keeping with its surroundings and the village’s history.
La Bastide de Gordes is having a revamp
La Bastide de Gordes, Leading Hotels of the World, closed its doors from Monday 6th October 2014 until Friday 5th June 2015, for huge renovation and refurbishment program. A total revamp with many new discoveries in store…
Having undergone painstaking refurbishment work, la Bastide de Gordes hotel now boasts ten thousand square metres of living space: 40 rooms and suites, 3 restaurants, 4 swimming pools, a 800 square meter spa, 5 conference and function rooms, – one of which is used for weddings, opening onto French formal gardens, – stepped gardens and 7 terraces, one of which is considered to be the most beautiful in Europe.
In order to preserve the beautiful views onto the valley, and create a true haven of peace and tranquillity, a large vaulted tunnel lined with bookcases was built into the rock. This makes it easy for guests to wander from one building to another, allowing them the privacy of walking to the Sisley Spa (which is to undergo a total relook next season) in their bathrobe should they so wish.
La Bastide de Gordes is already spectacular from the outside, but from the moment you pass through the entrance door the journey becomes breathtaking.
Resembling a family castle passed down through the generations, the décor was thought up by architect and interior designer Christophe Tollemer, who also worked his magic at les Airelles, le Chalet d’Ormello and le Chalet de Pierres.
Since January 2014, the design team has scoured the whole of France, visiting auction houses and big antiques dealers in Paris and Italy to turn this hotel into a castle where one truly feels at home.
No two rooms or suites are the same. Indian stretched canvasses, typical regional fabrics, pastoral toiles de Jouy from Pierre Frey and other prestigious fabric designers, give the impression of entering the private home of a grandmother from Provence, who would have collected ceramics and portraits all her life.
As a treat for your tastebuds, renowned Chef Pierre Gagnaire will be at the helm of the gastronomic restaurant, welcoming you to the warmest of settings.Chez Pèir (restaurant that will open on May 4, 2016), the 3 starred chief honours Provencal cuisine with great meals like red pepper bavarois with mint, Rougette de Montpellier lettuce or wild rice from Camargue. Along with renowned pastery chiefs such as Cyril Renaud, they magnify our plates with presence, using castle-like dishes and accessories. Then, l’Orangerie and La Citadelle, under the guidance of Edouard Henry, will let you travel through the region’s tastes with a modern touch.
And to round off the new developments, an elegant reception lounge overlooking the valley will play host to your events.
Our team’s review : an exceptionnal place where the whole staff is incredibly attentive and always at your disposal!
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