in 2012 CNN has published a ranking of the 10 most beautiful cities in the world. And surprise is Gordes dominates the rankings, ahead Miyajima Japan, Essaouira, Morocco, Savannah United States or Lucca in Italy. One other city in the ranking is in Europe is Plockton, Scotland, at the 7th position.
The American chain rents "the pretty central square and cobbled overlooking fields of Vaucluse which attracted artists including Chagall and Vasarely streets" in Gordes. CNN also raptures over the "lively open market on the square dominated by a Norman castle, the surrounding lavender fields and the Notre-Dame de Sénanque the 12th century."