Cultural Life

Twin towns

Heritage and art are the links that unite Gordes with:

  • Annet sur Marne (Seine et Marne, France) since 1985.

Victor Vasarely divided his life between the two towns. He moved to Annet sur Marne in 1960 and spent his summers in Gordes with his family. In 1970, he opened his educational museum in the castle of Gordes, which for more than 20 years contributed to the village's fame.
He is buried in Annet sur Marne.

  • Bornem (Belgium) since 1996

Pol Mara, a Flemish artist, moved to Gordes in 1967. Starting from 1997, the artist's works succeeded those of Vasarely in castle of Gordes and formed the Pol Mara Museum until 2011.
It has brought the two cities closer together, both of which enjoy a Cistercian abbey.

  • Locorotondo (Apulia, southern Italy) since 2012

A pact of friendship has been sealed between the two communes which share the same architectural heritage of "bories", or "trulli" in Italian, and work for their preservation.