Summer 2017 in the Canadian Maritimes

Adventures of David, Jelynne and Eva

Next Stop: Gordes

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On the evening of Thursday, July 31, 2015, we stayed at a bed and breakfast in Gordes called Domaine de l’Enclos Châteaux & Hôtels Collection. Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France. The residents are known as Gordiens.

 

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View of the terrace from our room at Domaine de l’Enclos Châteaux & Hôtels Collection, Gordes. A great little nook for un café!

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Relaxing in the Provençal sun.

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Loved the Nespresso machine in our room!

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Lavender honey bees, Provence

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Late afternoon view of Gordes from the end of our street.

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Entrance to our room at Domaine de l’Enclos Châteaux & Hôtels Collection, Gordes.

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We ate dinner at Le Provençal restaurant, overlooking the main square in Gordes.

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View of Gordes in the evening.

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The sunsets seem more vibrant in Provence.

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Gordes in the early evening.

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Breakfast at Domaine de l’Enclos Châteaux. Croissants, café, chocolat chaud, pain au chocolat, des fruits, oh my!

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Overlooking the spectacular Luberon during breakfast at Domaine De L’enclos Châteaux, Gordes.

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Savouring the scent of the lavender after breakfast as Eva views The Luberon at Domaine De L’enclos Châteaux, Gordes.

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So much to explore!

A snail making it's home in the lavender fields.

A snail making it’s home in the lavender fields.

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Salt water pool overlooking The Luberon at Domaine De L’enclos Châteaux, Gordes.

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View of The Luberon at Domaine De L’enclos Châteaux, Gordes.

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One of the public areas at Domaine De L’enclos Châteaux, Gordes.

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Pool anyone? – Domaine De L’enclos Châteaux, Gordes.

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One of the entrances at Domaine De L’enclos Châteaux, Gordes.

Abbaye de Sénanque

Notre-Dame de Senanque is a beautiful (and still active) Cistercian abbey near the village of Gordes in the department of the Vaucluse in Provence. The Senanque Abbey was founded in 1148 under the patronage of Alfant, bishop of Cavaillon, and Raymond Berenger II, Count of Provence, by Cistercian monks who came from Mazan Abbey in the Ardeche.

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Notre-Dame de Senanque Abbey is still occupied by a community of Cistercian monks.

Eva brightened the lavender fields that were past their prime season. Abbaye de Sénanque.

Eva brightened the lavender fields that were past their prime season. Abbaye de Sénanque.

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3 thoughts on “Next Stop: Gordes

  1. Absolutely stunning photos! The scenery is spectacular, and your B&B looks gorgeous! We especially love the photos of Eva in the lavender fields.

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  2. p.s. Jelynne looks like she is loving Provencal life! Beautiful photo!

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  3. Thanks Elizabeth…..I think I could get used to Provence. They are even more family friendly than Nice!!

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