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Messager de Vordense in Provence

  • 7 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Bathrooms

Messager de Vordense is an original 17th century Provençal stone house located at the center of the famed hilltop village of Gordes in the Luberon area of Provence. Gordes is considered one of the most beautiful village in France. Artists, travelers, and writers have been drawn to the sun-drenched landscapes and enchanting villages of the Luberon area in Provence for centuries.

The Maison combines rustic simplicity with modern convenience and sweeping views of the Luberon. This delightful cottage is built of native stone and roofed with terracotta tile typical of the region’s architecture. A terrace, swimming pool, and garden invite you to partake in the gracious outdoor living that defines Provence. The house has been carefully and respectfully remodeled using traditional artisanal techniques, utilizing the finest materials, and decorated to the highest standards. High-speed internet, smart air conditioning, and heated bathroom floors mean never forsaking comfort for authenticity. Airy and full of light, tranquility washes over all who enter. It’s impossible not to feel instantly at ease in this serene and luxurious setting.

Perched on the hilltop of the medieval village, the house offers exceptional panoramic vistas of the valley below, as well as the Luberon and Alpilles mountain ranges beyond. Being in the heart of the village puts you steps away from local boulangeries, grocery stores, art galleries, boutiques, doctors, a pharmacy, a post office, and many cafés and restaurants. And don't forget, Tuesday is market day in Gordes with its lively stalls of fresh local products. Walk the winding cobblestone streets and visit the weekly market brimming with irresistible local goods and produce.

Upper Level - Master Suite Vasarely

The top floor belongs to the Master Bedroom Suite, named the Mistral Suite, which is composed of two distinct rooms and an en-suite bathroom. The windows of this stylish suite overlook the village on one side and the valley on the other. Both rooms have a smart air-conditioning system, SONOS sound system, and high-speed WiFi. A safe box is also available to secure your belongings. 

The bedroom area has a generous queen size (160cmx200cm) canopy bed and is very bright with its 2 windows with views of the village to the north, and of the valley to the south. 

The second and attached room could be used as:

- a private lounge area

- a dressing and vanity room with an entire wall of custom made closets where you can hang all your clothes from couture dresses to designer t-shirts

- a home office working far away from the office with printer, a RJ45 connector with fiber optic ethernet connection, a 27-inch screen monitor (on request)

- a baby room (crib on request)

- a 4th bedroom with the couch that can be converted into a comfortable full size bed (140cmx200cm) 

The Mistral suite has, of course, an en-suite bathroom, all marble with double sinks and a large bathtub for two that offers splendid views of the Luberon valley. There is a separate walk in shower and separate smart-toilet (think Japanese smart toilet but Swiss made). The heated floor in the master bathroom is a welcome touch on a chilly autumn or winter morning.

Street Level - Living & Dining Rooms

The ground floor entrance opens to a welcoming dining area with a large table that seats up to 8 people comfortably. The next room is the lounge area with a deep and comfortable couch that feels like being in a cloud, a 65 inches OLED television with sound system to watch movies from cable TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime, or international news such BBC, CNN, CNBC, France24 and many others, a bar cabinet, and wood burning fireplace. Sip an aperitif as you enjoy a book, watch a movie, or stream your playlist from the Sonos sound system, while the smart air-conditioning system will keep the area fresh during the summer time, and warm and cozy during the winter season. 

Channel your inner Julia Child or Gordon Ramsey in the main kitchen fully equipped with modern appliances. A large SMEG fridge and freezer for those farmers market delicacies, a SMEG cooking top to cook some Provencal specialties, a SIEMENS dishwasher, a BOSCH microwave. 

The cozy balcony is the ideal spot to start the day with a cup of tea or coffee from the NESPRESSO machine, but of course with some freshly baked croissant from the local boulangerie.

Intermediate Level - La Rosée & Jasper Bedrooms

The intermediate level, between the street and the garden levels, is dedicated to the 2 guest bedrooms: La Rosée and Jasper. Both rooms are equipped with smart air-conditioning, safe-box, Sonos sound system, hi-speed WiFi, and ethernet RJ45 connectors. The floor is heated in both bathrooms, a welcomed touch during chilly season.

La Rosée bedroom, featuring a queen size bed (160cmx200cm) and classic furniture, recalls the elegance of 18th century France but with all up to date amenities. Its name evoques the morning dew in Provence releasing the early perfume of the day and is also named after the Hermes silk scarf that is displayed at the entrance of the bedroom. Its dedicated bathroom and located on the hallway, is a delightfully designed jewel box. Despite its petite size, it has a nice shower space, a practical sink and toilet, and a heated floor. Turn on the Sonos sound system and sing in the shower!

The Jasper bedroom decor is pure Provence, simple and carefree, an enticing nook with a full size bed (140cmx200cm). This second guests bedroom has an en-suite bathroom featuring a uniquely shaped bathtub integrating a nice-sized shower area, a sink, toilet, and heated floor beneath the designed cement tiles.

Garden Level - Summer Kitchen, Pool, Outdoor Dining etc.

A graceful pergola in the garden level shades a large table that can comfortably accommodate 12 people - a gathering place for friends and family to share a meal and stories of adventures in the French countryside, while grilling some fresh and organic local vegetables in the barbecue. 

A second kitchen - the summer kitchen - is also fully equipped with a SMEG fridge with freezer, SIEMENS dishwasher, SMEG gas cooking-top and electric oven, and BOSCH microwave oven. A professional ice cube machine is also available to refresh you summer drinks!

Adjacent, in a very unusual vaulted room carved into the mountain, is the gym space where you can exercise with the water-rower machine and some dumbbells. 

The laundry room, equipped with a large capacity washer and a separate dryer unit, is also vaulted and carved out of the rock. 

A shower room and a discrete separated toilet completes this floor.

A few meters away, through a landscaped garden perfumed with the scents of multiple roses and Provençal plants, is a secluded pool area where you can swim and take in the view of the valley. The decent-sized pool could be heated (with a fee) and features an upstream-swim system for endless laps swimming. A whirlwind pool awaits you in a secluded grotto. After a day of Luberon countryside discovery, savor a glass of rosé or pastis (anise-flavored spirits, the typical drink in Provence) in the sun loungers on the pool deck. Santé!


The Luberon has much to offer any visitor. Beautiful ancient buildings, hiking and biking trails, delicious cuisine, friendly people, traditional handicrafts, and natural wonders abound. Do not hesitate to take a car and drive the small country roads going from one medieval village to another, exploring and indulging in the endless delights Provence has to offer.

Don't miss the nearby magnificent Abbey of Senanque which transpire calm and serenity. 

Of course don't miss visiting the other hilltop villages of Luberon, some of them as famous and pretty as Gordes, namely Menerbes, Bonnieux, Roussillon, Opedette, Goult and plenty more!

You will find some recommendations in the main booklet in the house. And in case you need some extra services and help, our concierge will be more than happy to help you. 



Air Conditioning throughout the house

Optical fiber Internet / Wifi

Cable TV with English News Channels

Sonos Music system inside and outside the house

Office desk with Printer - Scanner - Copier

Smoke and Carbon Monoxyde detectors

2 fully equipped Kitchens including 2 Dishwashers, a Professional Ice cube machine

Electric Towel Rail and Hair Dryer in each Bathroom

Washing Machine and Clothes Dryer

Iron and Ironing Board

Safe in each bedroom

Gym equipped with water rower machine, exercise bench with dumbbells

Indoor dining for 8 people

Outdoor dining for 12 people

Wood Burning Fireplace

English-speaking House Manager

Baby Crib/ Cot and High Chair, please request

All linens provided


Pool towels

House Book


Patio sheltered from the sun and the wind

Sun Loungers

2 distinct Outdoor Lounges

Outdoor Dining for 12 People

Outdoor Charcoal Barbecue

Beautiful Panoramic Views

Manicured garden 

Pool Information

Upstream-swimming system

Whirlwind pool/tub

Pool Security: Electric security cover

Heated: Yes, upon request and with an additional fee of 150€ per week.

Please note that pool heating is dependent on outdoor weather conditions and specific temperatures cannot be guaranteed


Airport / Train station transfer service


Villa pre-stocking

Chef service

Babysitter service

Reception and party organization service (agreed and planed at the booking)

In villa massage service

Sisley Spa booking at the next door 5 stars hotel

Restaurant booking service

Activities and excursions booking service

Bikes rental service


Maid Service

End of stay cleaning as well as a mid-week refresh-up are included in the rental fees. Linens changed only at end of stay unless agreed otherwise (with additional fee of 30€ /hour). 

Maids are not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.


A welcome booklet is available for practical information about the villa, the village and the Luberon area.

House Rules:

Not suitable for people with reduced mobility (4 levels without ELEVATOR)

Not suitable for infants (under 3 years)

No smoking - Please keep the house smoke free

Pets allowed only after arrangement - Please kinldy precise during the booking request

No last minute and not planed parties or events - Neighbors like it quiet after 10pm

Please keep music and TV volume turned down when windows and doors opened

Rental from Saturday to Saturday

Check-in time at 5PM on Saturday

Check out by 10AM on Saturday

You must also acknowledge:

Requirement to avoid making noise

Security Deposit - if something has been damaged in the home, you may be charged up to 850€.

Merci et a bientot !

Home highlights


Wireless Broadband Internet


And God created Gordes !

Messager de Vordense

The indoor lounge

Lounge area to unwind after a day of discovery of the Luberon

Stock bar to enjoy a drink after a long day of escapades

Stock bar to relax after a long day of escapades


Pool and spa facilities

Outdoor Jacuzzi , Heated Outdoor swimming pool

Parking and facilities

Parking available, Parking-on-street , Private Garden


Credit cards accepted, Smoking not allowed, Unsuitable for elderly or infirm , Wheelchair inaccessible


Deck chairs, Private Fitness-Room, Stereo system , TV (Cable)

Kitchen and dining

Charcoal grill BBQ, Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster , Vacuum cleaner

Bathroom and laundry

Bathroom & Laundry, Bed linen, Hair dryer, Clothes dryer, Essentials, Iron & Board, Shower, Towel set, Bathtub, Washbasin , Washing machine

Heating and cooling

Air conditioning, Electric heating, Fireplace, Floor heating , Heating available

Internet and office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Home safety

Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Safe , Smoke Detector

House Rules

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Smoking not allowed

  • Unsuitable for elderly or infirm

  • Wheelchair inaccessible

Check-in: 05:00 PM

Check-out: 10:00 AM


Arriving by plane:

The easiest way to get to Gordes by airplane is to fly to Marseilles-Provence International Airport (MRS) and rent a car. Arriving by airplane at Marseille-Provence airport, take a car (service car, rental) and drive north on the mortorway A7, then take exit #25 in direction to Cavaillon. Cross the city of Cavaillon and take the D15 road to Gordes. 

Arriving by train:

If you are coming by train and notably from Paris, the fastest way is to take the TGV train (high speed train) from Gare de Lyon train station in Paris to Avignon TGV train station (2h40min direct) and rent a car.  The TGV can also be boarded at CDG International Airport in Paris which is also connected to the Eurostar and Thalys trains.

If you do not rent a car and need a transfer service with a black car, luxury sedan, minivan, minibus, or helicopter, please kindly let us know.

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Policy and notes


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About host

Nestscapade for Messager de Vordense

Nestscapade is a confidential vacation rental site offering two typical Parisian apartments with different personalities and a house in the coveted and charming village of Gordes in Provence, South of France. 

You can enjoy the experiences of living like a true Parisian, or inhaling the wonderful perfume of the lavender fields while enjoying the French Joie de Vivre in Provence, or even better: experiencing both Paris and Provence for your next vacations in France!

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