Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque
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Notre-Dame de Senanque abbey is still occupied by a community of Cistercian monks.
They are happy to welcome you…



Services

Services celebrated by the monks are open to the public.
They take place in the church or in the chapel: please, get information on arrival in the abbey.

Thank you for respecting the prayers and the climate of meditation: do not go in or out during the celebrations.
No photos, no videos, no recordings. No visits during the services. Proper dress code and behaviour.

For those who want, the church is open all day for silent prayer.

Currently, the service of None at 14:30 isn't open to public, except Sundays.

/!\ The Thursday 14th of July, no access to the abbey due to the organization of the Tour de France.



 
 Sunday  Monday
Weekdays
 Vigils 4:15  5:30 4:30
 Lauds 7:45 8:00 7:45
 Mass 10:00 8:30 11:45
 Sext
 12:15
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 None 14:30 - 14:30
 Vespers 18:00 18:00 18:00
 Compline 
 20:15 20:15 20:15


Bookshop

From the 1st of February to the 13th of November 2016 included:
- 10:00 to 18:00 from Monday to Saturday 
- 14:00 to 18:00 on Sundays and Catholic feasts (the Thursday 5th of May 2016, the Monday 15th of August 2016 and the Tuesday 1st of November 2016)
From the 14th of November 2016 to the 31th of January 2017 included: 14:00 to18:00 every day.

The bookshop is closed from the 11th to the 24th of January 2016, the Holy Friday (25th of March 2016), the 14th of July and the 25th of December (Christmas).

Purchases contribute to maintain the abbey.
Departments: bible, religions, history, arts, sacred music, religious objects, monastic products, regional products…


Visits

Notre-Dame de Senanque Abbey is still a Cistercian monastery, since 1148, and not a museum or a tourist site. It’s allowed to walk around the valley and the abbey. The community of the monks gives you the opportunity to follow a guided tour, in French only, inside the 12th century buildings: you can see the church, the cloister, the chapter-hall, the warming room and the ancient dormitory.

Proper dress code and silence are required. No cyclist gear.

Unguided tours

Only the morning, from 9:45 to 11:00
except Sundays, the Friday 25th of March,
the Thursday 5th of May 2016, the 14th of July 2016, the Monday 15th of August 2016, the 27th of October and the Tuesday 1st of November 2016 and from the 14th of November to the 31st of January.
Visitor’s number is restricted at peak times. Silence is required. Visitors can get information in a brochure translated into 8 languages (French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Japanese and Chinese).
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Guided tours

Guided tour, in French only, lasting 1 hour.
50 visitors maximum per group. 
Reservations are recommended: possibility to buy tickets in advance using our website: www.visitesenanque.oxatis.com.
It is not possible to join a visit after the beginning and neither to go out before the end.

 January 2016
(closed from the 11th to
the 24th of January)

closed in the morning
14:15, 15:30
February - March 2016
(closed the 25th of March,
Holy Friday)
 10:30
closed on Sundays morning
 14:30, 15:30, 16:30
April 2016
10:30, 12:40
closed on Sundays morning
14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:00
May 2016
10:10, 10:30, 12:40
closed in the morning : Sundays and
on the 5th of May (Ascension Day)
14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:00
From the 1st of June
to the 3rd of July 2016

10:10, 10:30, 12:40
closed on Sundays morning
 14:30, 15:10, 15:30,
16:10, 16:30, 17:00

From the 4th of July
to the 31st of August 2016

(closed the 14th of July, no access due to the organization of the Tour de France)
 10:10, 10:30, 12:40
 closed on the morning : Sundays and
on the 15th of August  (Assumption)
 14:30, 14:50, 15:10, 15:30,
15:45, 16:00, 16:15, 16:30, 17:00

 September 2016
 10:10, 10:30, 12:40
closed on Sundays morning
14:30, 15:10, 15:30,
16:10, 16:30, 17:00

 From the  1st of  October
to the 13th of November 2016

 10:30
closed on the morning : Sundays, the 27th of October and the 1st of November (All Saints' Day)
 14:30, 15:30, 16:30
 From the  14th of  November
to the 31st of December 2016

(closed the 25th of December, Christmas)
closed in the morning 14:15, 15:30
 
Rates:
- Adult : 7.50 €
- Student (from 18 to 25 years) : 5 €
- Child (from 6 to less than 18 years) : 3,50 €
- Free for children under 6 years old and for priests and members of religious orders

Groups are received only on reservation (specific hours and conditions): contact us at 00 33. 4.90.72.18.24 (French speaking).

Seeing as there are many stairs in the medieval abbey, the access for disabled persons is particularly difficult and impossible with a wheelchair.

Dogs and other pets are not allowed inside the abbey (except assistance dogs).

 
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque - F - 84220 Gordes

visites@senanque.fr - 00 33. 4.90.72.05.86 (French speaking)