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.
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.