Notre-Dame de Senanque abbey is still occupied by a community of Cistercian monks.
They are happy to welcome you…
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
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.
From the 1st of February to the 13th of November 2016 included:
- 10:00 to 18:00 from Monday to
- 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.
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
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.
dress code and silence are required. No cyclist gear.
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).