Abbaye de Silvacane, La Roque-d'Antheron

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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. Plan to visit Abbaye de Silvacane during your La Roque-d'Antheron vacation using our convenient La Roque-d'Antheron vacation trip planner.
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  • A starkly simple Cistercian abbey that is just beautiful. The setting is peaceful and the abbey blends into the countryside. Inside you see the outstanding stonework and marvellous proportions of the ...  more »
  • Known as one of the "Three Sisters" abbeys, this is no longer used for religious purposes so there is no dress code as there is at Senanque and you can take all the photos/videos you want. The tour is...  more »
  • Very quiet place (we were here in high season around lunch time, only 6-7 other people around) that respires atmosphere of an antique, religeous place.  more »
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  • LOVE IT AND THE OTHER TWO "SISTERS OF PROVENCE" THAT I'VE VISITED
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  • This is possibly the most serene place I ever visited. The reasons: the sense of size, proportions, honest materials and down-to-Earth, not-conceited architecture, the light on the natural stone walls and floors, the beslotene, the enclosed water channel, the rest. Also the lack of furniture while you're not missing. No storage because you have nothing. Are you tired, then sit on a wall. Are you very tired, lie than on the wall. The tables and chairs are of stone and you know that your successors, the next generation to the same stone table will be. There is no question of moving because here you're on your place, nowhere else wait for the rest, life is simpler and more inward-looking. Just thereby-by the detachment and the focus on the essence-will there be calm. You will also only so much out of the country, from the soil, as needed to survive. What is over, pour your way and somewhere deep within yourself you know that you, too, will be helped if ever needed. Because it is the fear of losing what you have that blights our lives. With less you're also no Slave Lake. It's just the ruffle to more and more unrest and discord. Silvacane is a place to visit and actually keeps your heart behind it. Maybe because the heart at the soul wants to stay.
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  • € 7.50 to see an empty building!. The vaults are nice but not worth this entry rate.
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  • Very impressive place, time not run over.
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