The castle of Gordes rebuilt in 1525, already existed in 1031. Well preserved and carefully restored, it links the architecture of the troubled period of the Middle Ages with the new art of living of the Renaissance.
The imposing building is powerfully defended by large round towers whose crown of machicollis supports a terrace for artillery, the high walls have pierced three floors of “renaissance” windows, the walls, towers and scalds also notice the openings of the mouths wisely distributed.
The south façade of the castle opens to the sun in front of the old Gordes; behind the fountain, a vaulted door pierced into the wall leads through an inner courtyard to the monumental staircase that serves the building.
Various temporary exhibitions are to be seen in the castle:
exhibition hall of the fireplace on the history of Gordes,
exhibition on artists who lived in Gordes such as Marc Chagall, André Lhote, Jean Deyrolle?
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