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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| D177a, 84220, Gordes, France
+33 4 90 72 05 72
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All reviews lavender fields full bloom late june cistercian abbey gift shop guided tour don't speak french end of june parking lot lovely place to visit chapter house take pictures peaceful place beautiful setting notre dame worth the trip narrow road
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lavender was just starting to show color when we visited in mid June and though it would have made the site look and smell spectacular, it was well worth the time to go there. The drive down the mountain to reach the Abbey is...More

Thank amw4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see stop when you are in Gordes. The abbey has been around for centuries and is still active. In front of the abbey are large groves of lavender that make for a beautiful photo opportunity. They also have a large gift...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would look pretty amazing in lavender blooming season. Outside this part of the year lot still seemed worthy of a quick stop to admire the age of the building which is much larger than I expected. Nice gift shop. We couldn’t have been bothered to...More

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In season the gardens are purple with lavender, our visit was out of season unfortunately. We didn't go inside because we were dressed for the sun, but entrance seems to be free of charge

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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

The sight features amazing history and a very nice ambiance. Note though that in August this is not the place to see the lavender in bloom, but still a nice sight to visit. Car park available. People are so nice and they greet you on...More

1  Thank nemanja1205
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Amazing how they were able to build this almost 2000 years ago. Worth the visit and the small entrance fee.

1  Thank CaliforniaOriginal
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Photos of this beautiful Abbaye are often shown in literature about Provence. Its setting is lovely, in a small valley, down a curving road, surrounded by lavender fields. The lavender was just in bud when we were there. We were sorry to miss the lavender...More

Thank emfeAthens_Georgia
Reviewed 4 August 2018

for all non-French speaking visitors the only time to visit is in the morning, you can also go around on your own. It's not large, would take max 30 mins to view it in detail. In the afternoon ONLY French speaking groups are allowed, takes...More

4  Thank sproston53
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This one of the most iconic places to take photos in Provence of the lavender field with the Abbey in the background. You can park quite close to the Abbey there is a good size free car park so it is worth driving down the...More

1  Thank sge31
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Beautiful Abbaye, but quite bare inside. Great picture opportunity in front of the church, however, you cannot get close to the lavenders as they are gated.

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30 June 2018|
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Response from Jochen S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I did visit the abbey in winter time. As we were staying in a hotel in Gordes it was only a 10++ minute drive. Therefore we just went there. It has a shop area were you can go without booking, of course :-) Within that... More
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5 January 2018|
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Response from NatD123 | Reviewed this property |
We are here now and the lavender is just starting in the higher altitudes and not quite in full bloom here in the valley yet. I am told it will be done in a couple of weeks, but I find that hard to believe. Still a air... More