Notre-Dame de Sénanque Abbey


Tourist service in Gordes :

A monastery since 1148, Notre-Dame de Sénanque Abbey is home to a community of Cistercian Monks. The visit enables guests to admire the beautiful architecture and valley in which the Abbey lies.
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In the same style as the Palace of the Popes in Avignon, visitors are provided with a Histopad (digital tablet) which will take you back in time to discover what life was like for monks at the Abbey in 1230.
The Histopad is available in 10 languages: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, and Portuguese.

The community of monks offer a few guided tours each week (in French, 1 hour long, limited places) to show visitors round the 12th-century buildings, including the cloister, church, chapterhouse, dormitories, and calefactory (warming room).
Tours are of a religious nature, in line with the Monastery’s vocation as a place of prayer (appropriate dress, silence).
Visitors are welcome for pre-booked guided tours at fixed times, or unguided visits.
Free for children under 6.

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  • Toilets
  • Air conditioning
  • Car park
  • Defibrillator
  • Coach parking


  • Shop
  • Guided tours
  • Online shop
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Dates and times

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French


Adult: 8.50 €
Child (6-17 years): 3.50 € (free for the third child and above)
Student: 5 € (from 18 to 25 years old, on presentation of the student card).

Free entry for children < 6 years.

Free for guides, priests and religious.

Places on the tour are limited, so it is recommended to book online https://www.senanque.fr/.

Methods of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash


Notre-Dame de Sénanque Abbey
Route de Sénanque
84220 Gordes
Tel : View number 04 90 72 18 24
E-Mail : visites@ndsenanque.net
Website : http://www.senanque.fr
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/abbayedesenanque/


Longitude : 5.186598
Latitude : 43.92873