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Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque

| D177a, 84220, Gordes, France
+33 4 90 72 05 72
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“full bloom” (39 reviews)
“beautiful abbey” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| D177a, 84220, Gordes, France
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It feels like the monks really don't want anything to do with the tourists... yet the souvenir shop is more like a department store! Hundredd of Chinese tourists buying a lot of things... Warning signs, walls and fences make it difficult to enjoy the premises....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit the abbaye on our day trip to Gordes. Unfortunately the lavender was not in bloom and we wanted to do the tour but it was only in French. Make sure to go later in summer and if you want an English...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

At the bottom of a valley, a community of Cistercian monks has been working and praying in Senanque since the 12th century. The restoration of the abbey buildings continues to this day. The dormitory, cloister, church, warming room and chapter house are open to visitors...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful ancient abbey with spectacular lavender when it is in bloom, which begins about mid June. Also, the walls of Gordes leading up to the Abbey (see photo 3) are spectacular all the time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lavender doesn't come out until May, so we were a bit early, but this is such a classic landmark, a beautiful old abbey, still in use, in a beautiful valley. Worth the short trip if you are in the Luberon.

Thank Grandpa328
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Know what you want from this visit and plan accordingly. The last admission for unguided visits is at 11am. There are specific times for guided visits. Guided visits are available in French and English for adults, but only in French for children. The gift shop...More

1  Thank murmac2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit the place in May, so the lavender fields are no full of flowers, but still a beautiful place. The church from Sec XII is big and simple. no luxurious like other churches in France, Italy or Spain. It is a simple and peaceful place.

2  Thank Jose P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice look at history and the way folks lived long time ago. Looks like it did from when it was built. Not crowded, off the path of the train people.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Cisterian Abbey near the village of Gordes. It was founded in 1148 under the patronage of Bishop of Cavaillon and Count of Provence. The abbey church was consecrated in 1178, later on the other structures were added like: cloister, dormitory and a chapter house....More

3  Thank 1trekky
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have heard that it can be over-run with tourists, but we managed to see it is a calm and peaceful moment. We found it pure and elegant.

1  Thank mdp1095
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Amira E
January 5, 2018|
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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
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lmonera
July 9, 2017|
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Response from Nimalou29 | Reviewed this property |
Non, un lieu spirituel et de recueillement
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