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Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque

| D177a, 84220, Gordes, France
+33 4 90 72 05 72
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Founded in the 12th century, Notre-Dame-de-Sénanque is a unique example of a Cistercian abbey and still an active monastery.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lavender fields” (109 reviews)
“full bloom” (39 reviews)
“late june” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| D177a, 84220, Gordes, France
+33 4 90 72 05 72
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank Hulies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Camille H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank KANewYork
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Natalia_Yusupova
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Historical place that worth the visit along a local guide. Very educational tour, a must for the ones that love medieval history. Do not miss the very interesting bookstore.

Thank Paulo N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank aubergine_man
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Abbaye was closed but we visited the store, great products. We also visited the church behind. Amazing place includes lavender fields.

Thank 455ramym
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Reviewed 29 August 2017

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

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10 July 2017|
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Response from Nimalou29 | Reviewed this property |
Non, un lieu spirituel et de recueillement
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8 July 2017|
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Response from Roxee510 | Reviewed this property |
YES! It will be a Sunday you'll remember.
27 June 2017|
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Response from barbvoyage | Reviewed this property |
This year Summer has been very hot in France, too. So the lavender has been there for a shorter period. You cannot enter the small field in front of the church, but there are many fields in the area where you can take... More
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