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Senanque Abbey

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Address: 4 Senanque, 84220, Gordes, France
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+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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Step away from the world

From the time we saw the Abbey as we entered the valley we were enchanted. With nothing else for miles, there is a wonderful peace about the place. If you visit during the early... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the time we saw the Abbey as we entered the valley we were enchanted. With nothing else for miles, there is a wonderful peace about the place. If you visit during the early morning you may be lucky enough to see it cloaked in mist. I would recommend this visit more for the experience than for the displays. You... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We couldn't get enough of this beautiful Abbey which had fields of lavender in full bloom out the front when we arrived in July. There are many photo opportunuties, but also many tourists jostling for the perfect photo. A must see!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Interesting abbey to front facade is very picturesque although we visited it post lavender harvest (Oct). The chapel at the back was very austere. Nothing remarkable really but a cool space to reflect and imagine what it's like for the monks that live here. I do recommend seeing though when the lavender is there not in the fall

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

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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