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Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque is a Cistercian abbey that was consecrated in 1178. The monks now living here grow lavender and tend honeybees for their livelihood. You can visit the blossoming lavender fields in front of the abbey. Tourists can stay at the abbey for a spiritual retreat, but visitors must respect the decorum of the place by maintaining silence. To visit Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque and get the most from your holiday in Gordes, create itinerary details personal to you using our Gordes travel route planning site.
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Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque Reviews
Tour of Provence from Avignon stopped here to admire the lavender fields. The fields were like rays of violet reaching for miles. Visited in early July. more »
It was a shame to have missed the lavender in bloom but our fault for visiting too late in the season. Was still picturesque and enjoyed our visit. more »
Crowded and small, located in a small, hot, but picturesque valley. Parking is a challenge. Great museum shop. The tour features an augmented reality pad, showing present and past life at the monastery. Worth a visit, if only for a picture of the small lavender field.
Beautiful and peaceful place in the middle of the countryside. We were here on 1st August and there was lots of lavender on the roadway in. The lavender right in front of the abbey was newly grown so it wasn’t that big burst of purple but it was still beautiful. Definitely worth a visit, and the shop was lovely too. Drive right in as there’s a car park. Arrive early- we were there at 9am and there was hardly anyone there.
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