The Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque
is a lovely medieval Cistercian abbey that is one of the best places to see Provence's famed lavender fields. Founded in 1148 and once again populated by Cistercian monks, the peaceful abbey welcomes visitors and provides overnight retreats.
Located in a wild valley just north of Gordes, the monastery was founded in 1148
when the lords of the area donated the land for a monastery. It was populated by a group of twelve Cistercian monks from the Abbey … [More]