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Address: 4 Senanque, 84220, Gordes, France
Phone Number: +33 4 90 72 05 72
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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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Senanque Abbey is my most favourite place in the world. It is absolutely spectacular and is surrounded by such a calming, peaceful feeling. I attended Mass on Sunday morning, it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Senanque Abbey is my most favourite place in the world. It is absolutely spectacular and is surrounded by such a calming, peaceful feeling. I attended Mass on Sunday morning, it will always be a memory to treasure.

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Mountain View, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The abbey is more impressive on the outside than inside in my opinion. Lovely setting. Short walk from parking lot. A little steep in price for what you get to see.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a picture postcard of a place. The lavender fields surrounding this amazing stone building. Try to catch a service of any kind - we went to Matens and witnessed the monks chanting

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

when you first see the abbey, you can only be amazed from such a beauty... the spot , the lavender, the colour , the architecture outside and of course inside... And i I recommend to go to the shop where you can buy many things, like books of course but also lavender, honey, candles of high quality.

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Bluff City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Through a narrow, winding mountain road you see beautiful fields of lavender and villages that are just not like anything else to experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Definitely take the time to see the abbey which is probably at its best in the late spring and early summer when the lavender is in bloom. The architecture is astounding. Plan to be here on days when there are tours, and expect to stay for about an hour. Roads out of the nearby village of Gordes are narrow, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We visited the abbey today, expecting just to look around. We happened to arrive around 11:30, and Mass began at 11:45. It was amazing to participate in Mass with the monks. We may not have understood the French, but a great part about being Catholic is that it's the universal church and we could easily follow along. If you are... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Good to visit in Lavender season but in October it's over. Just another old building. Bookshop is interesting for local produce by the monks

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

The other reviewers are correct in pointing out that it is not very special unless the lavender is in bloom. They are also correct that unless you speak French you need to get there in the morning well before 11.00 in order to do a self guided tour. The organized tour from the abbey is the worst tour ever! You... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

We were here in June, a month too early to see the lavender in full bloom but it was still partially in bloom and so damn pretty! The gift shop was a bit tacky but was nice to find some authentic lavender oil to bring home.

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