The picturesque village of Gordes is home to the regal and opulent Airelles Gordes La Bastide. Surrounded by the gorgeous mountainous scenery of the Luberon and its stunning valleys, this 18th-century hotel gem is the crowning jewel of the Provence region. Once home to a stately family, La Bastide oozes elegance, old-world charm, and contemporary convenience. At La Bastide, guests can immerse themselves in the history and splendor of 18th-century French living while indulging and absorbing the luxurious sophistication hidden within its romantic walls.

Location

Why is the Airelles Gordes La Bastide one of the best hotels in the South of France?

From its lofty perch above the beautiful village of Gordes, La Bastide provides guests with uninterrupted views of the sprawling Vaucluse Mountains and Luberon valley below. In addition, the stunning backdrop of the Luberon Natural Park provides the palace hotel with the perfect setting for its elegant and regal display. Below the stately manor, the beautiful historic village of Gordes clings to the cliff-top slopes. Home to quaint stone houses and architecture dating back many centuries, This is where historical beauty and culture blend to form the perfect combination of romantic escape from the modern world. Airelles Gordes La Bastide is ideally located near villages such as Lourmarin, Bonnieux, and Venasque, and the balmy Mediterranean sea is only a short drive away. Its also conveniently located to many landmarks and attractions.

Key Facts

  • situated in the village of Gordes 
  • approximately 29.2 km from Avignon-Provence Airport  
  • located in the South of France, Provence

What is special?

  • drink in the panoramic views from the La Bastide terrace 
  • explore the ancient, picturesque village of Gordes 
  • absorb the scenery complete with magnificent cypress trees and ancient olive trees

What do the guests say?

  • the picturesque views from the terrace is something I will forever remember
  • all you can see is the stunning Luberon valley
  • a perfect hub to explore the region

Accommodation

What type of accommodation is available at the Airelles Gordes La Bastide? What amenities can I expect to find in my suite?

La Bastide invites guests to draw on the serenity of the hotel’s natural surroundings while luxuriating within its sumptuous interior, brimming with art, portraits, and antiques. Guests can delight in beautiful views of the Luberon valley and Gordes village from each of its 40 suites and rooms. The accommodation ranges in size from classic to superior and deluxe suites. Each room and suite is a celebration of historical beauty filled with period furnishings, delicate fabrics, and bespoke décor. From fireplaces to private terraces and unique living spaces, La Bastide offers its guests an exceptional array of accommodation choices. Those seeking more privacy can indulge in the luxury of the private villa, Maison de Constance. Complete with five bedrooms, spacious living areas, a private pool, garden, and village access, the Maison De Constance is the ultimate hideaway!

Key Facts

  • the Maison de Constance has 5 bedrooms but can accommodate more than Five people
  • the La Bastide boasts 40 rooms and suites, plus a private villa 
  • rooms and suites overlook the village of Gordes or the Luberon Valley

What is special?

  • absorb the suns rays seated in the winter garden of the Baron de Simiane Suite
  • indulge in a romantic sunset seated on the private Duc de Soubise Suite terrace
  • escape to the village via secret access while staying in the Maison de Constance

What do the guests say?

  • incredible accommodation with stunning views.
  • Bastide achieves a very high level of luxurious accommodation
  • the staff and luxurious accommodation combine to make this a great hotel

Pool & Spa

How can I relax during my stay at the Airelles Gordes La Bastide? What spa facilities does Airelles Gordes La Bastide, offer?

La Bastide provides its guests with the ultimate pool and spa experience. Guests can relax in the sun alongside the large outdoor pool or float in its heated waters high above the Gordes village! Within the serene confines of La Bastides Sisley spa, guests can indulge their senses, rejuvenating both body and mind. Designed to emulate the architecture of old-world abbey churches, the tranquil atmosphere found in the Sisley spa provides the perfect solution for guests needing to escape the chaos of modern life. Partnered with the prestigious Maison Sisley brand, treatments and products used in the spa are as impeccable as their unique surroundings. Complete with a sauna, sensory showers, and a magnificent indoor pool, guests are spoilt for relaxation choices when they enter the Sisley spa.

Key Facts

  • the spa is 1600 square meters and has three treatment areas 
  • the spa uses the Maison Sisley beauty treatments and products 
  • the spa is open daily between 10 am – 8 pm, and booking in advance is recommended

What is special?

  • indulge in a complete spa experience, including lunch and a tailor made massage
  • rejuvenate mind and body with a Phyto-aromatic body treatment
  • sip on a decadent herbal tea supplied by the spa’s private herbal tea shop

What do the guests say?

  • the pool and lawn are just the most beautiful setting
  • our highlight was the spa, which had the essentials like sauna and steam rooms
  • the spa is awesome – therapists were incredible, super relaxing

Culinary

What’s on the menu at the Airelles Gordes La Bastide? Is there a variety of food choices?

Airelles Gordes La Bastide boasts five stunning restaurants, two based on site and a further three in the attractive village of Gordes. Guests can savor local delicacies at the onsite restaurant Clover Gordes. Each dish has been carefully crafted to true French-style perfection by Michelin star chef Jean-Francios Piege. Guests seeking the taste of local cuisine can feast on signature dishes such as wild squid carbonara, grilled fish, premium beef, or traditional churros. L’ Orangerie is the perfect setting for a leisurely Sunday brunch or evening meal. Here guest can tantalize their taste buds with gourmet Mediterranean dishes and French cuisine, paired with sumptuous wines. Alternative dining options include Le Tigrr and La Bastide de Pierres. Both are situated in the nearby village and offer diners the choice of Asian and Italian fare, respectively. New to the La Bastide scene is the Laduree Café. Located in the village, it provides guests and the surrounding community with delicious afternoon tea treats.

Key Facts

  • the Clover Gordes restaurant is situated on the hotel site  
  • the menu is overseen by Michellen star chef, Jean-Francios Piege
  • the La Bastide de Pierres is located in the village and serves pasta and pizza

What is special?

  • enjoy the sublime taste of wild squid carbonara while seated in Clover Gordes
  • tempt your taste buds with Mediterranean dishes at L’ Orangerie
  • dine on dainty sugary macaroon delicacies at the Laduree Café

What do the guests say?

  • the food is sensational, and we looked forward to breakfast
  • absolutely amazing food
  • food was delicious and presented beautifully

Activities

What activities are there at the Airelles Gordes La Bastide? What is there to do nearby?

There is a high-end and compact gym, complete with the latest fitness equipment . Alternatively, guests can enjoy activities such as yoga led by a trained professional, guided star gazing sessions, outdoor cinema evenings, and DJ evenings. Alternative activities can range from simply soaking up the sun and strolling through nearby vineyards to hot air balloon rides, horse riding, canoeing, or an adventure in the vintage Citroen 2CV. The world truly is your oyster when looking for adventure at Airelles Gordes La Bastide. Children are easily entertained with outdoor treasure hunts, playground activities, and even magicians! In addition, the Airelles Gordes La Bastide summer camp provides entertainment to children of all ages. Guests can look forward to visiting the many nearby attractions and historical attractions such as the Gordes market, Gordes Castle, and Moulin de Jerusalem.

Key Facts

  • electric bikes are available for all guests to explore Gordes and the surrounding area
  • the concierge will help plan the perfect adventure 
  • the Airelles Summer Camp is overseen by trained staff

What is special?

  • dine on a gourmet picnic surrounded by the beauty of the Luberon valley
  • hop aboard a hot air balloon and view the gorgeous lavender fields far below
  • explore the ancient cobbled streets of Gordes and immerse yourself in its old warm charm

What do the guests say?

  • our most memorable lunches were picnics in the gardens 
  • the little 2CV car or bicycles to explore the nearby region are so much fun
  • a lovely walk on a footpath around the bottom of the village

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