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.
13th of November 2016 to the 31th of January 2017 included: - 14:00 to 18:00 every day (except the 25th of December and from the 6th to the 22nd of January)
From the 1st of February to the 12th of November 2017 included: - 10:00 to 18:00 from Monday to
- 14:00 to 18:00 on Sundays and
Catholic feasts (the Thursday 25th of May 2017, the Tuesday 15th of August 2017 and the Wednesday 1st of November 2017)
bookshop is closed the 25th of December
(Christmas), from the 9th to the 22nd of January 2017, the Holy Friday
(14th of April 2017).
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.
From the 14th of November 2016 to the 31st of January 2017 : from 14:30 to 17:00 exceptthe 25th of December
(Christmas) and from the 9th to the 22nd of January 2017. 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).