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Senanque Abbey

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Address: 4 Senanque, 84220, Gordes, France
Phone Number: 04-90-72-05-72
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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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We did Gordes, Rousillon and Senanque Abbey in one day. It was a great day, I particulary took 556 photos, so, you get it :) We drove with a car, and here the parking was free... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a nice visit if you are already in the area. The setting is lovely but in our opinion lavender fields are more beautiful in the Sault region. There are really a lot of tourists and you can visit the abbey only in a 45 minutes long french tour. They should at least offer you to visit it by... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did Gordes, Rousillon and Senanque Abbey in one day. It was a great day, I particulary took 556 photos, so, you get it :) We drove with a car, and here the parking was free, and to see an abbey from the outside you also don't pay a cent. Don't know about you, but I was suprised by that.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are staying by Gordes, bring your comfiest non-slippery shoes and go for a hike! It is a gorgeous area and you will be able to enjoy the views much better by walking rather than driving the car.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Brought a group of 30 here for photos with lavender/lavendine. The abbey and grounds are lovely. The drive in and out included some of the most striking views of villages and landscapes a visitor could hope to see.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here from Aix En Provence. Lovely drive. The bonus was at the end here at the Abbey. We went in July...so I don't know if you are lucky throughout the year to see the lavender. Walk through the chapel. There is a tour you can take. Beautiful. Nice gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though we missed the high season of lavender it was worth the 30 minute trip from Gordes to see the tranquil and peaceful setting.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I cannot think of a more beautiful and remote setting for this Cistercian abbey. It's still functioning today. The monks support themselves by cultivating lavender (but it's still two more months before the rows of lavender blossom)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited during blooming lavender season and jockeyed with the bus tours for some shots..fortunately no one can go too close to the iconic building so you can shoot with no bodies but not a relaxing place....worth a stop but during season be ready for the crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you think that lavender is only for old lazy, think again: the abbey and its stunning settings are worth a stopover for sure. Avoid high season if possible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited this Abbey once before. The first time we took a tour and I was enthralled with the history of this special place. Even today a small group of monks still inhabit the Abbey. The gift shop is full of natural products made by the monks such as their own lavender honey. The shop also has books, music... More 

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