Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, Gordes

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Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque is a Cistercian abbey that was consecrated in 1178. The monks now living here grow lavender and tend honeybees for their livelihood. You can visit the blossoming lavender fields in front of the abbey. Tourists can stay at the abbey for a spiritual retreat, but visitors must respect the decorum of the place by maintaining silence. To visit Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque and get the most from your holiday in Gordes, create itinerary details personal to you using our Gordes travel route planning site .
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  • The Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque has most seen pictures from, without thinking about it. Do you see pictures of lavender from France, there is almost always a picture from the Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque with. No wonder, because it is a magical place, if you are there right Ti D of the year so that the lavender blooms and the right time of day to get the right light. We managed to visit it too late in the year (15 July) and in the middle of the day, and when we are not very good at photographing we did not get to those amazing pictures you see evenly, but it was still well worth a visit. The monastery is still active where the monks ' main occupation is lavedelodling and beekeeping. Unfortunately, the monastery is torn and in great need of renovation, money for this is lacking and it tries to gather together the many millions needed. Take your time when you visit this monastery, enjoy the lavender, shop a little in the shop and enjoy the nature. The tranquility is harder to enjoy as it is a very well-attended place with sometimes too many visitors.
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  • A very good visit with Eva the guide, very informative on the Middle Ages, monastic customs and history.
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  • Crowded and small, located in a small, hot, but picturesque valley. Parking is a challenge. Great museum shop. The tour features an augmented reality pad, showing present and past life at the monastery. Worth a visit, if only for a picture of the small lavender field.
  • Beautiful and peaceful place in the middle of the countryside. We were here on 1st August and there was lots of lavender on the roadway in. The lavender right in front of the abbey was newly grown so it wasn’t that big burst of purple but it was still beautiful. Definitely worth a visit, and the shop was lovely too. Drive right in as there’s a car park. Arrive early- we were there at 9am and there was hardly anyone there.
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