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
Patio sheltered from the sun and the wind
2 distinct Outdoor Lounges
Outdoor Dining for 12 People
Outdoor Charcoal Barbecue
Beautiful Panoramic Views
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
LUXURY CONCIERGERIE SERVICE: with an extra cost
Airport / Train station transfer 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
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.
OTHER THINGS TO KNOW
A welcome booklet is available for practical information about the villa, the village and the Luberon area.
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 !
Wireless Broadband Internet
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
Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Safe . Smoke Detector
Credit cards accepted
Smoking not allowed
Unsuitable for elderly or infirm
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.
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!