This is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Straddling the Vallee du Loup,on a rocky peak, its outlook is incomparable. Up at 760 meters altitude, the panorama extends over 80 km of the Cote d'zure from Nice to Theoule..
This is a must for anyone doing the circuit of the loveliest villages in Provence.Its a great place to stroll through its quiet lanes,provencal houses and its numerous artisan workshops and studios. The captivating essence is the view. Every turn reveals the stunning vista in a 360 degree panorama.
History buffs will recognize its strategic situation. Gourdon was a stronghold,built on an isolated rock with twin purpose....As a shelter and a defensive place. It bears the scars of battle. Oppiddums,roman roads and fortifications abound,as well as beautiful gardens and very green surrounds. There is the Feudal castle on the west side of the village looks down over the whole valley. Its heritage listed and worth the visit. The Church of Saint Vincent,built in the 12th century is remarkable .
For an exceptional view that is a source of delight , stop at The Place Victoria and breath the magic air.