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29/45.- Gordes

The village of Gordes hugs a mountaintop, and its stone houses huddle against the castle walls.  The view is impressive when the visitor, climbing the road leading up to the village, discovers the site, almost suspended above the cliffs.  There is little space for streets; and some of them, called "calades",  take the form of stone staircases.  Another simply passes underneath the castle.

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