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Senanque Abbey, Gordes
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Senanque Abbey 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. Using our online itinerary creator, Gordes attractions like Senanque Abbey can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Abbey is located in an exceptional environment, calm and beauty. The buildings are carefully maintained. The Church is interesting with its very bare style.
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  • Combination of architecture (perfectly preserved Romanesque Abbey) and nature (with fields of lavender front) that will make your photos and memories the most beautiful of your visit to the Provence. You can stay or eat in neighboring Gordes, while preparing the portfolio since it is a town of tourism of high standing.
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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 will always be a memor...  more »
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  • The very impressive Abbaye Notre-Dame de #Senanque in the #Provence, #France. I shot this picture at the end of July, the beautiful #Lavender was in full #bloom. The #Cisterian #monks try to live as independent as possible by guiding tourists as well as, among other things, producing honey and herbs.
  • Beautiful place! I have been there twice. Really dream place!
  • It's beautiful outside. Wasn't lucky enough to enter inside because arrived a bit late, around 11.30. So if u want guided visit, go early.
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque was founded in 1148 by Cistercian monks. Due to the limited space in the valley, the east end faces north which makes it unconventional for an Abbey. Lovely lavender fields (July, August) make the visit worthwhile for the contrasting colours against the stone Abbey alone.
  • Beautiful Abbey set within picturesque grounds. The smell of lavender was fantastic. Shame about the gangs of school kids screaming and shouting.