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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 tour that lasts an hour if one takes his time and listening to all the explanations. Take the audioguide (€2) because otherwise the pads are more succinct. The place is very nice.
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  • Close to Aix in Provence, in the Roque of Antheron, take time to visit the beautiful Cistercian Abbey of Silvacane. A lot of serenity emanates. The place is peaceful. Focus on the afternoon when the sun illuminates the façade. It is then reflected in a pool located on the esplanade. Also very handsome cloister.
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  • a beautiful Abbey in the heart of the Vaucluse with the guided tour offered takes any charm. I highly recommend this little escapade.
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  • LOVE IT AND THE OTHER TWO "SISTERS OF PROVENCE" THAT I'VE VISITED
  • To see!
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  • Magnificent. Exteriors as interiors (stained glass, vaulted,...)
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  • Quiet and relaxing. Jewels of Cistercian art, the Abbey is sumptuous. It has in the refectory of the modern stained glass made by Sarkis representing fingerprints going to all shades of yellow to reddish! A success story for stained glass mounted in the 2000s!
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  • Nice, but abandoned and empty inside the Abbey operated as a tourist attraction
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