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Senanque Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque) Tours

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Senanque Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque)
The 12th-century Senanque Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque) which to this day is the home and worshiping place of Cistercian monks, has no great history. There are no iconic frescoes or statues to see, and while pretty, it isn't especially notable architecturally. So why is it on every visitor's must-see list when visiting Provence? 
 
One word: lavender. The monks here grow, harvest and process lavender from the surrounding fields, which means that come June visitors have a front-row seat to one of the most gorgeous photo ops of all time. Whether passing by in a car or stopping to smell the flowers, the Sénanque Abbey, near Gordes, is a summertime treat. 

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Because Sénanque is a working abbey, there are strict requirements for entry. Knees and shoulders must be covered, and once inside, silence is mandatory. Visiting times are only from 9:45 to 11 a.m., but not in winter, on Sundays or on religious holidays. Entrance is also barred during the many services throughout the day. However, the bookshop is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m., also in winter and on religious holidays.
Address: Gordes, France
Hours: 9:45-11 a.m.; closed in winter, on Sundays, during services and on religious holidays
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Full-Day Highlights of Provence Tour from Avignon

Full-Day Highlights of Provence Tour from Avignon

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With just one day to experience Provence, this full-day tour from Avignon includes the famous lavender fields (seasonal), picturesque hilltop towns, and Provencal markets. Visit historic landmarks such as Senanque Abbey and the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard; explore the towns of Roussillon, les Baux de Provence, and Gordes; and follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh in Saint Remy de Provence.
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Small Group Provence and Lavender Museum Day Trip from Avignon

Small Group Provence and Lavender Museum Day Trip from Avignon

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Lavender Route Small-Group Day Trip from Avignon

Lavender Route Small-Group Day Trip from Avignon

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Luberon, Roussillon & Gordes Half-Day Tour from Avignon

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Provence Lavender Small Group Half-Day Trip

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Take in the stunning French countryside on a half-day tour of Provence’s lavender fields from Avignon. In a small group, wind through undulating hills and fragrant seas of lavender, stop in the charming village of Sault to peruse local soaps, flowers, essential oils, and honey. Visit a lavender producer and discover the fascinating distillation process and learn the benefits of lavender essential oil. You will also enjoy multiple photo stops throughout Sault and the surrounding lavender fields.
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Half-Day Baux de Provence and Luberon Tour from Avignon

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Half Day Lavender Road in Sault from Avignon

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Full-Day Provence Villages and Lavender Fields Tour from Avignon

Full-Day Provence Villages and Lavender Fields Tour from Avignon

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Private Day Tour of the Villages of Provence

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Visit Provence Lavender excursion

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Private Guided Day Trip to the Luberon Villages

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Full day lavender tour Luberon and Sault

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Private Provence Tour: Luberon Villages and Lavender Day Trip from Avignon

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Make your trip through Provence even more exquisite with a private guide! On this 4-hour tour from Avignon, discover Provence’s lavender fields and perched Luberon villages. Tour the countryside by mini-coach, soaking up the Mediterranean landscape and admiring hilltop castles and expansive vineyards. Roussillon. Be impressed by the famous red ochre soil and the authenticity of this colourfull hilltop village. Then, picture from the panorama view point, one of the most beautiful village of France : Gordes. End your tour with a photo stop at the Abbey of Senanque, where you will admire the lavender fields (blooming period from mid-June to July).
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PRIVATE Full Day Provencal Villages and Lavender Fields Walking Tour from Avignon

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  • 9 hours
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PRIVATE Half Day Luberon Villages Walking Tour from Avignon

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Full-Day Luberon Villages Tour from Avignon

Full-Day Luberon Villages Tour from Avignon

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With its hilltop villages, fields of purple lavender, and lively markets, the Luberon region is quintessential Provence. On this full-day tour from Avignon, visit the picturesque villages of Fontaine de Vaucluse and Menerbes, the market towns of Roussillon and Gordes, the 12th-century Senanque Abbey, and the Lavender Museum.
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PRIVATE Full Day Luberon Villages Walking Tour from Avignon

PRIVATE Full Day Luberon Villages Walking Tour from Avignon

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Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this full-day private walking tour through the Luberon villages from Avignon. With a guide dedicated to just you and your party, you'll enjoy a flexible itinerary and the ability to walk at your own pace through Fontaine de Vaucluse, Abbaye de Senanque, Gordes, and others. Stop by the Lavender Museum to learn about the area's agricultural history. Along the way, your guide will provide commentary tailored to you and your interests.
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  • 9 hours
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Half Day Hilltop Villages of Luberon Tour from Avignon

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Travel through the pages of Peter Mayle’s 'A Year in Provence' as you discover the Provencal villages of Luberon, Gordes and Roussillon on this 5-hour small-group tour from Avignon. Get a taste of local-life as you stroll the hilltop villages and capture the breath-taking scenery with photo stops at the Marque de Sade’s castle, Lacoste village and Senanque Abbey. After a scenic drive through Provence’s famous lavender fields (in bloom from June-August), learn all about the prize crop at the Lavender Museum (entrance included).
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  • 5 hours
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Full-day Luberon Tour from Avignon Including lunch

Full-day Luberon Tour from Avignon Including lunch

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Immerse yourself in local life as you roam the lush landscapes, rolling hills and picturesque villages of the Luberon National Park on this full-day small-group tour from Avignon. Mingle with the locals and sample regional specialties like wine and honey as you browse the village markets in Gordes or Roussillon. Then, keep your camera to hand as you journey through the lavender fields to the Senanque Abbey and follow the ochre path of Roussillon, before winding your way back to Avignon.
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  • 30 days 10 hours
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Discover Provence including Avignon and Luberon Villages from Avignon

Discover Provence including Avignon and Luberon Villages from Avignon

Get to see the highlights of Provence region with a very scenic and full of diversity itinerary covering the city of Avignon and the Luberon regional park hilltop villages featuring Gordes on board a minivan with your national guide and driver. This is a door to door private tour that can be fully customized acording to your wish and expectations.
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Provence Full Day Private Tour with Professional Guide from Avignon

Provence Full Day Private Tour with Professional Guide from Avignon

Get to know Provence on this day-long tour with your own private guide. After a tour of Avignon, you’ll visit the lavender fields (when in bloom), Roussillon, the Luberon village of Menerbes, the Roman town of Arles, Aix-en-Provence, and more. As the day trip is private, everything is organized around you. Opt to add on a wine tasting, choose where to stop for lunch, and enjoy commentary that focuses on the Provence sights that interest you most.
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  • 8 hours
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Regular Lavender tour 1 day

Regular Lavender tour 1 day

Discover the lavender fields with Flore  Departure from Avignon, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Roussillon, Gordes viewpoint , Stop in Abbaye de Sénanque, and pass the montaign to discover lavander fields
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What are Senanque Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque) hours of operation?
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Senanque Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque) hours of operation: 9:45-11 a.m.; closed in winter, on Sundays, during services and on religious holidays. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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