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Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque: Tours & Tickets

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| D177a, 84220, Gordes, France
+33 4 90 72 05 72
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All reviews lavender fields full bloom beautiful abbey gift shop late june guided tour don't speak french cistercian monks parking lot end of june lovely place to visit peaceful place notre dame high season narrow road lavender products abbaye
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The setting for the abbey makes it one of the most photographed abbeys in France, especially during lavender season. The monks make products which they sell in the shop located in the abbey. Love the lavender body lotion!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Road47096106898
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got the guided tour in French and our guide was simply wonderful, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. They have tours at specific times. The grounds are well preserved, the bookstore on the first floor and the souvenir boutique on the ground floor with many products...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank caroline2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice abbey in a valley. You should go there in June when the flowers will be pink. A must see in the provence!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank swisscondor77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we visited after the lavender was harvested...not the peak time to come to the Abbey in October. None the less the grounds are nice and the gift shop is fantastic. They carry many different lavender products.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ramadama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful property and a really fun augmented reality tour but the highlight for me was the gift shop!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jen10583
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place of full of atmosphere and tranquility. Better than the more publicised Musee de lavande. Here you get to experience the true lives led by the monks, and how they farm the surrounding expanse of lavender fields.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Graham P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last time for the guided tour is 4:15 for guided tour, and 10:15 for the unguided tour. We enjoyed the guided tour - excellent and informative. Since this is an active monastery, there will be times when tours are not available - need to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marshall B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning historical site with beautiful architectural details, extra bonus if you can go when Lavender is in bloom

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank FiPi65
Reviewed September 4, 2019

The setting is great. The building a clear example of Cistercian arquitectura. The guided visit is recommended.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Escapada91
Reviewed August 26, 2019

While we didn't go into the Abbaye- we enjoyed taking photos of the lavender field in front - it was a beautiful setting!

Date of experience: July 2019
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June 30, 2018|
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Response from jochens224 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I did visit the abbey in winter time. As we were staying in a hotel in Gordes it was only a 10++ minute drive. Therefore we just went there. It has a shop area were you can go without booking, of course :-) Within that... More
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Response from NatD123 | Reviewed this property |
We are here now and the lavender is just starting in the higher altitudes and not quite in full bloom here in the valley yet. I am told it will be done in a couple of weeks, but I find that hard to believe. Still a air... More