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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  • Although the site of the abbaye indicates that this is open every day, revealed this to be closed on Mondays. According to me a lack of respect for the (potential) visitor. Unfortunate and missed opportunity.
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  • A restoration school. A superb job. I somewhat blame the absence of an audio guide that will allow to deepen and more visit the passage panels that are, it is true, very well made.
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  • The Abbey of Silvacanne course is a gallery of arts with many a story. In each "room", it is explained what were the monks who once lived there. Very nice place
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  • LOVE IT AND THE OTHER TWO "SISTERS OF PROVENCE" THAT I'VE VISITED
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  • Perhaps the least known of the Provençal Cistercians, but she is no less worth the detour. Super clean and visit! Thanks to the whole team.
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  • Beautiful edifice. A bit expensive. For insiders. Attention, little easy passages to the PMR.
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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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