115 place du Château, Gordes
Open all year
Not a restaurant, just a bar, but a Gordes institution. Le Cercle Republicain is the locals’ bar, an island of authenticity where workers prop up the bar and discuss their day. Once there were thousands of these Cercles Republicains all over France, their purpose to uphold the principles of the French Republic. Now there are just a handful. It’s somewhere you pay normal prices, but you still get the million-dollar view over the valley, especially from the little balcony suspended high over the world.