Saint-Firmin Palace Cellars

Semi-troglodyte site built by man and dug into the rock, a witness to the craft activities of the village in the Middle Ages (olive oil mill, silos, vats...).

Rue du Belvédère, 84220, Gordes

Page updated on 24/10/2023

Caves St Firmin - Gordes

Caves St Firmin - Gordes

Visit 3 levels of cellars, once used for crafts. Excavated in the rock, under the houses, following the slope of the village, discover the underground life under the city, so little known yet!

The "citadel villages" like Gordes are a real challenge to nature. Indeed, to cope with the lack of space on the ground, the houses within the city walls pile up and set up an underground life. While people lived above ground, industry and crafts developed underground.

In Gordes there is a gigantic underground network that is often more impressive than the houses that house it. At present, this backstage area, buried under the embankments, is not visible.

Well, almost, because after more than forty years of clearing work, tourists can now discover part of this underground world.

Documentary on the restoration of the Caves, 3D video (representation of the craft activity that existed in the Caves) and a small museum with objects testifying to the different uses of the Caves found during their restoration.

Caves St Firmin - Gordes

Caves St Firmin - Gordes

Photo gallery

Vue du jardin des Caves du Palais Saint Firmin
Caves St Firmin
Caves St Firmin
Caves St Firmin
Caves St Firmin

Practical information on Saint-Firmin Palace Cellars

Opening times and periods

From 30/03 to 03/11, daily. 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Full price: 6 €
Reduced price: 5 € (Students, under 15, over 65 and unemployed).

Free entry for children < 5 years.





Pets welcome

Not accessible in a wheelchair



Payment method


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Guided individual tours on request
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Unguided group tours on request
Guided group tours on request