A tranquil oasis in a beautiful setting. Stroll the grounds, visit the large boutique, make a visit to the simple chapel next to the monk's dormitory. Absolutely worth the extra effort.
About Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
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I pay attention to recommendations from Michelin and noting a 3 star rating, I urged our travel companions to take a short detour from our Luberon village tour to see the Abbaye. The approach is scenic and well marked with a good parking area. A...More
I started with fairly low expectations: I don't really care about lavender and that was supposed to be the big attraction. Travelling through beautiful countryside helped my mood a lot. I was not disappointed to find that the lavender crop was long past-- it's a...More
The abbey is in a little valley not far from Gordes. Nice drive down. Parking area was full of cars. Lavender fields in front of the abbey make for a pretty picture with the abbey in the back. In September the lavender plants were basically...More
The way from Gordes is so picteresque that you might be disappointed by the view of rather simple architecture in grey shades (sure, lavender in blossom makes a difference!). Take some time to accomodate and you will enjoy the Abbey and the surroundings.
If you love lavender and you love old, churches or religious places, then this Abbaye is a must-visit. The drive down into the valley is spectacular in itself, as are the views as you sweep along the mountainside. The lavender fields leading up to the...More
The view suddenly discovers the building down in the valley. This is a working monastery. The monks grow lavender, on a commercial basis, vegetables for their own consumption, and tourists are also a source of income. It is a huge building. You are not aloud...More
We visited in mid-July when the lavender was fully in bloom, and it was one of the most beautiful things I'd ever seen. To get the best picture of the abbey with the lavender, stop and pull over prior to entering the parking lot. There...More