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To see in the surroundings

The Mas Galinelle offers you its selection of tourist activities and must-see places to visit in the region:

Gordes - 1km

Heritage and culture
One of the most beautiful villages in France, Gordes is accessible on foot (1 km) by a small pedestrian path which offers a breathtaking view of the village (see photo opposite) and which is accessible from the Mas Galinelle.

In the heart of Provence, clinging to the cliffs of a rocky peak, the village of Gordes imposes by its character and its grandeur facing the valley and the Luberon mountain. It will be enough to escape from its cool and narrow alleys to get drunk on the deep mauve of the lavender, the palette of greens of the forests, the ochres of the cliffs and the gray white of the many dry stone walls and bories. GORDES was the inspiration of many artists such as Marc CHAGALL and Victor VASSARELY.

All these riches rank the village of Gordes as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France within the UNESCO biosphere.

village de gordes vue 2

Sénanque Abbey - 7km

Heritage and culture
A few kilometers from Gordes, nestled in the hollow of its valley, you will discover the Abbey of Sénanque (12th century).

Pure heritage of the Cistercian era, it is still inhabited by a community of monks. An essential passage for a moment of serenity and disconnection during a spiritual retreat.
The Abbey of Sénanque is also accessible on foot from Mas Galinelle for a nice hike of 6 km one way. Go towards the village of Bories and follow the Abbaye signs.

abbaye sénanque

Village des Bories - 2km

Heritage and culture
Travel back in time by going to the Village des Bories, witness to ancestral architecture and a lost know-how of superimposing dry stones. These dwellings were used from the 17th century as shelters for shepherds. Site classified as a Historic Monument. The village of Les Bories is accessible on foot from Mas Galinelle.

Roussillon - à 10km

Heritage and culture
Located in the heart of the largest ocher deposit in Europe, Roussillon proclaims its mineral singularity with an astonishing palette of flamboyant colors. Walking through its narrow streets and stairways, contemplating its often simple and naturally beautiful facades, you will admire the result of know-how dating back more than a thousand years.

The Sentier des Ocres : Discover the Sentier des Ocres from the village of Roussillon thanks to the two routes of 30 mins and 50 mins offered on the site. You will be amazed by the spectacular landscapes that await you as soon as you arrive. Ocher is everywhere, spreading its natural color variations, its landscapes shaped by water, wind and the hand of man.

village roussillon

Ménerbes - 9km

Heritage and culture
In 1982, Ménerbes obtained the precious label “The most beautiful villages of France”, thus claiming the exceptional character of its architecture and its history, the main features of which date back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Even today, behind its ancient ramparts, along the alleys lined with Provençal houses, in a harmony of light stones and a monochrome of beiges, ochres and earth, under the blinding light of the sun, Ménerbes exudes strength, charm and elegance.
village ménerbes

Bonnieux- 17km

Heritage and culture
This hilltop village enjoys an exceptional panorama that stretches from the Petit Luberon to the Monts de Vaucluse up to Mont Ventoux. The village, dominated by its old church with century-old cedars, is characterized by a wide variety of natural and historical sites. It is by walking through its steep and sloping alleys that remarkable residences, vestiges of ramparts, fountains and washhouses are revealed. Bonnieux conceals many treasures and reveals beautiful surprises.
village bonnieux

And also...

Discover other activities on the website of the Gordes Tourist Office