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Senanque Abbey

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Address: 4 km (2 mi) N of Gordes (via D177), 84220, Gordes, France
Phone Number: 04-90-72-05-72
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Founded in the 12th century, Notre-Dame-de-Sénanque is a unique example of...

Founded in the 12th century, Notre-Dame-de-Sénanque is a unique example of a Cistercian abbey and still an active monastery.

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Peaceful and beautiful abbey

We missed the Lavender display this year, but I have enjoyed seeing them on other occasions and it is well worth planning a trip when they are in full bloom. We were however... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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cheshire
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82 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We missed the Lavender display this year, but I have enjoyed seeing them on other occasions and it is well worth planning a trip when they are in full bloom. We were however treated to the most biblical of downpours which trapped all the visitors in for an hour or so. It was an incredible scene with the ancient downspouts... More 

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mitjones
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Really not much if the lavender isn't blooming. Interesting history behind the Abbey itself. They bad mouth this place at the lavender museum as not being the real lavender. Who knows?

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We didn't make it when the lavenders were in bloom ( I think that's around June/July) but it was none the less beautiful. You can buy lavender products in the book store. I bought a couple of bottles of lavender oil and am disappointed I didn't buy more.

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Ventura, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

A must visit; we took self guided tour as that best met our timing for the date available. A very spiritual place.

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

My wife and I went their twice. Once to visit and the other to attend the Gregorian mass on Sunday. If you only have one day to visit - make sure you attend the service. It was beautiful, serene and just a sense of inner peace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Lovely place to visit, very peaceful and interesting. We enjoyed all the items we could purchase in the shop, loved everything Lavender

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Cannes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A beautiful serene place surrounded by lavender fields. During my visit, the lavender was in full bloom (July) and I was able to photograph this historic spiritual place in all its splendour. From Gordes it's a short drive to the Abbey and absolutely worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

One of the region's 3 most famous abbeys. Another example of the austere simplicity of these monastic abbeys. If you enjoy Senanque you should also visit Silvacane and Thoronet.

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Brisbane Queensland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Pleasant drive down the mountain gorge road from Gordes. Both very spectacular in their own right. At the right time of the year you will be pleasantly surprised by the lavender gardens

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a truly beautiful spiritual place to visit.When the Lavender is out it is stunning but the place is also special at other times in the year - even Winter. My only problem was that the guided tour is only in French so not much use if you are not a speaker!

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