Abbaye de Silvacane, La Roque-d'Antheron

Originally, a Cistercian monastert in La Roque-d’Antheron, Rhone, France, and the abbey was founded in the twelfth century. The government of France bought the estate in the mid nineteenth century, but acquired the rest of the buildings only about a century later. It is one of the three Cistercian abbeys in Provence known as the "three sisters of Provence" ("les trois soeurs provençales"), the other two being Sénanque Abbey and Le Thoronet Abbey; Silvacane was possibly the last-established. The structures, of the late 12th and 13th centuries, are mostly Romanesque, with some Gothic elements. Discover how to plan a La Roque-d'Antheron trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • The quiet strength of a Cistercian Abbey, we had the chance to visit in the company of a guide to exciting and passionate. Charming small cloister well put in value by the Sun and shadow.
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  • Silvacane is one of the three Cistercian abbeys which can be seen in Provence. Surrounded by fields of lavender, it was built at the beginning of the 12th century at the edge of the Durance. She had an eventful history. The "Abbey Church is of large proportions. Its capitals are decorated with sheets of water. The cloister has very thick walls. During the visit there including the dormitory and Chapter House.
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  • Magnificent building that impresses by its design because at the time he had not the means now! A place steeped in history that is worth trying
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  • A wonderful abbey to visit. A fantastic venue for concerts and special events. Plan on at least one hour, possibly more.
  • LOVE IT AND THE OTHER TWO "SISTERS OF PROVENCE" THAT I'VE VISITED
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  • A bit pricey, even rate. Abbey austere but very interesting. Providing opportunity to nibble a snack about 4-5 tables. And drinks machines. Staff very kind also. Large area for children. Annoying steps in stroller but ca is done easily.
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  • After an arduous restoration this abbey was recovered. Interesting to visit as part of a tour that covers the major abbeys of Provence.
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