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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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Description: 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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Beautiful and serene place. We were lucky to be there in June - July when the lavender was in full bloom.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and serene place. We were lucky to be there in June - July when the lavender was in full bloom.

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We visited the Abbey about 2 weeks ago. We went for the lavender and stayed for the tour. My husband speaks fluent French so I'm sure he enjoyed the tour more than my teenage daughter and I did, but our lack of interest may have been due to the temperature as well. It was very hot that day. So, do... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 442 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

For true inspiration and to be left in awe from the beauty and majestic feel of this place, you too will be moved emotionally by visiting this beautiful place. Great finds in their boutique store.

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Aubrey, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Take a tour on your own to enjoy this abbey. Guided tours are in French. Great gift shop. Walk around the grounds on a nice day and enjoy the lavender fields. Pay attention to the columns in the courtyard, each is unique and done by many different stonemasons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I was so thrilled that our visit was at just the right time for the lavender to be in flower. Maybe one more week and the depth of colour would have been better but I saw this place with my own eyes, I smelled this place with my own nose and took my very own photo of it. Job done!... More 

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Rockford, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The area surrounding the abbey are beautiful and well worth the trip. The lavender was about a week away from being peak color. We really enjoyed walking all around the abbey area but did not tour the actual abbey. It is a very beautiful and peaceful place, especially when the lavender is in bloom.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This Cistercian Abbey, 5 km to Gordes is a still living monastery. It is dated backed to 12th century. There is a beautiful field of lavendry next to the Abbey where the view is fantastic at the blossomming season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Beautiful place- The Lavender fields are amazing. The drive down is a tight mountain road which needs some negotiating around vehicles heading in the opposite direction. Worth the effort, There was enough Lavender to make it spectacular perhaps August would give an even better experience. Still amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Look at the website before going to make sure of the schedule for the visits... You have the choice between a guided visit and a non guided visit, the price is the same and you have access to same thing. For the non guided they will provide a free tour map with information on each part of the abbey. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Abbey IS set in a secluded valley in the most stunning of settings, especially early July. I was there on 15 July 2015, when the Lavender grows right to the walls of the Abbey. However, for the very reason I wanted to see the Abbey with the Lavender so does every other tourist in the area. I cannot complain... More 

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Address: 4 km (2 mi) N of Gordes (via D177), 84220 Gordes, France
Phone Number: 04-90-72-05-72
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Vaucluse  >  Luberon  >  Gordes

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