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Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque

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Address: 84220, Gordes, France
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+33 4 90 72 05 72

Founded in the 12th century, Notre-Dame-de-Sénanque is a unique example of...

Founded in the 12th century, Notre-Dame-de-Sénanque is a unique example of a Cistercian abbey and still an active monastery.

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Super pretty abby. We were a few weeks too early for the lavender but I can imagine it to be super gorgeous. Definitely worth a visit whilst visiting Gordes.

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Rachael W
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super pretty abby. We were a few weeks too early for the lavender but I can imagine it to be super gorgeous. Definitely worth a visit whilst visiting Gordes.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are happen to be in Gordes, France, you should find time to visit the Senanque Abbey, it is just 5 kilos meter away from the Gordes. This 12 century abbey is an amazing not only the story of itself, but it is also the fascinating architecture which is really worth to see once in your life time. The... More 

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

The aroma of lavender was exhilarating! A wedding shoot was taking place for a magazine and it was delightful to see the bride with her flowing veil in the midst of the fields of lavender. If you can, go near sunset. It's a magical place that's only enhanced by the glow of the setting sun. It also seems to intensify... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We visited in June and the fields of lavender were in full bloom in some areas and not quite ready in others. The structure is gorgeous and a beautiful place to explore! The parking lot is small and it was quite crowded but we were glad we made a pitstop on our way to Gordes!

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

From the time we saw the Abbey as we entered the valley we were enchanted. With nothing else for miles, there is a wonderful peace about the place. If you visit during the early morning you may be lucky enough to see it cloaked in mist. I would recommend this visit more for the experience than for the displays. You... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

We couldn't get enough of this beautiful Abbey which had fields of lavender in full bloom out the front when we arrived in July. There are many photo opportunuties, but also many tourists jostling for the perfect photo. A must see!

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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Interesting abbey to front facade is very picturesque although we visited it post lavender harvest (Oct). The chapel at the back was very austere. Nothing remarkable really but a cool space to reflect and imagine what it's like for the monks that live here. I do recommend seeing though when the lavender is there not in the fall

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

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 memory to treasure.

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Mountain View, California
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The abbey is more impressive on the outside than inside in my opinion. Lovely setting. Short walk from parking lot. A little steep in price for what you get to see.

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

a picture postcard of a place. The lavender fields surrounding this amazing stone building. Try to catch a service of any kind - we went to Matens and witnessed the monks chanting

1 Thank Mary Frances S

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