One of the Most Beautiful Villages in France
Gourdon is of ancient origin and the word Gourdon means “Mountain”. Because of its strategic geographical situation, the village often had to serve as a strong-hold. Built on an isolated rock, it was a shelter, a defensive place. Numerous traces bear witness to this : Oppidums,Roman roads and fortifications. Despite the Saracens invasions and the bloodshed resulting from the wars in the South of France, Gourdon has stood the test of time and remains one of the most appreciated visiting places in the region.