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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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After a very scenic drive up to the mountain of Gordes, Enjoy the calm and peaceful atmosphere with beautiful lavender field. Take a lot of pictures, probably one of the best you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

As one of the reviewer pointed out; this could be a nice addition, if and only if you're visiting Gordes. Note that the blooming season for lavender is pretty narrow; except for that short season, I couldn't see any worth visiting the place. There's a parking lot, but it gets easily full during the high season. But the circulation is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After a very scenic drive up to the mountain of Gordes, Enjoy the calm and peaceful atmosphere with beautiful lavender field. Take a lot of pictures, probably one of the best you will take in Provence. Do come early as the morning sunshine tune the whole scene in the right way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

the place well known because of the lavander. But the atmoshpere is so perfect even without the purple fields. The real face of provence. Unfortunatelly with many tourist as everywhere

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It's a long drive from Marseille to Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, but it really worth! The lavender fields here are very famous, so a lot of tour came here, We didn't visit inside, just bought some souvenir from the shop.

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Beyond an old abbey and some lavender fields, not much else to be honest. Fun watching people ignore every sign they put up ("be quiet", "don't walk through the lavender fields" etc etc).

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

People come here in summer just to see the the lavenders and enjoy the beauty of them. There's also a tour for visiting inside the abbey, but we didn't join it because we didn't have enough time. There is a good souvenir shop which sells interesting things like lavender soaps, parfumes, honey, lavender nougat, books, etc. Tips : come in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Just like in the photos, we were happy that we got to see the lavender in full bloom. We were there July 11th. We were staying in Lourmarin and it was about a 45 min drive due to small winding mountain roads. The drive down to the valley was beautiful as you saw Gordes in all its mountain side splendor.... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

there is not much to see and the visit turns to be very disappointing. the surroundings are nice though..

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This abbey is set between two mountains just outside Gordes. There are small lavender fields around it. The setting is absolutely tranquil and you feel as if you have been transported into a previous century. The building on the inside is very basic and not strewn with ornaments and golden, bright paintings. We joined in one of the sermons and... More 

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Remember that if you don't speak fluent French, last entry is at 11am to go around yourself. There isn't much info in the abbey and only a little leaflet to read so don't go expect to find out much about the abbey itself. The lavender also stops flowering by early/mid August.

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