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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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This is not to be missed. Though there are other great lavender fields, this one is most accessible when you travel by car to the Luberon Roussillon area. Its a must stop just to... read more

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

This is not to be missed. Though there are other great lavender fields, this one is most accessible when you travel by car to the Luberon Roussillon area. Its a must stop just to feel and be one with the lavenders or take beautiful photos of the lavender fields with the Abbaye behind. GO for it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

So yes it's becoming super super famous and actually the day I visited there were shooting, tourist bus and everything. However, be sure not to stop at the lavender (which is great as well though), and enter the place. You feel so tranquil inside and can actually appreciate the whole setting way more!

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It is well worth the visit. The view is stunning, the smell of Lavender breathtaking. Try to be there in the morning. And try to avoid chinese groups. Amongst hundreds of people respecting the monestary and thecrules they are the ones to ignore barricades or fences and trample down small hedges to get their selfie. Very annoying.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Notre-Dame de Senanque is an iconic landmark in Provence but it's important to keep in mind that it is not a tourist attraction in the normal sense - it is still operating as a Cistercian abbey and monastery as it has done since the 12th Century. The grounds are lovely and it is very peaceful and quiet. The monks welcome... More 

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

End of June with the lavender in full bloom, yes there are bus loads of people, yes, it is on the beaten Provencal tourist's path... But there IS a reason for all this attention: The Abbey in its setting is stunning. One of the great painting locations in Provence, when the lavender is in full bloom there is no view... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I wanted so badly to visit the Abbey and maybe that is why I wasn't that impressed by it. It is nice, there is lavender and that's all I can say.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We did not visit the interior but came to see the classic scene of lavender fields and the abbey. Since our last visit 15 years ago access to the classic views is more difficult but it is still a nice place when the lavender is in bloom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

When in provance ia must-visit. Reserve a day for the trip, pick a sunny day of the end of June when lavander blooms. The drive between the hills and the waste, purple lavender fields are some outstanding experience. Stop by the fields, feel the smell, take pictures, have a lunch at one of the restaurants of the small towns nearby.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It looks great on the postcard. Otherwise nothing remarkable. It is quiet and a field of lavande in front of it.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We visited Senanque Abbey 42 years ago when there were very very few tourists. It was July and the lavender was in full bloom. However, we were not at all disappointed with this return visit. The buildings have been wonderfully restored to their original glory. We arrived at 9.45 when the abbey is open to the public for individual tours... More 

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Address: 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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