Abbaye Note-Dame de Sénanque

Services

As monks, perpetual prayer is our aim. Regularly in the day, our community gathers to celebrate the Divine Office.

The services are currently celebrated in the winter chapel of the monastery.

Visits of the Abbey

From the 1st to the 30th of June 2019

The monastic shop is open from 9:00 to 19:00. On Sundays, from 11:00 to 19:00

Guided tours in French during 1 hour :

  • From Monday to Saturday : 10:30, 12:45, 14:30, 15:30 and 16:30
  • Sundays : 14:30, 15:30 and 16:30

Unguided Tours :

  • From 09:00 to 11:00 except on Sundays
  • From 13:00 to 17:00 everyday

On Sundays : no unguided tours the morning, mass at 10:00 in the winter chapel of the monastery.

From the 1st to the 31th of July 2019

The monastic shop is open from 9:00 to 19:00. On Sundays, from 11:00 to 19:00

Guided tours in French during 1 hour :

  • From Monday to Saturday : 10:00, 10:30, 13:30, 14:00 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30 and 17:00
  • Sundays : 4:00 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30 and 17:00

Unguided Tours :

  • From 09:00 to 11:00 except on Sundays
  • From 13:00 to 17:00 everyday

On Sundays : no unguided tours the morning, mass at 10:00 in the winter chapel of the monastery.

New : visite the abbey with the Histopad; Go back in time with this digital tablet and discover the abbey in the summer of 1230 !

Version available in 10 languages : french, german, english, spanish, italian, portuguese, chinese, japanese, polish, dutch

Visitors can get information in a brochure (9 languages: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese and Chinese)

Schedules and reservation  

 

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Spiritual retreats

La communauté monastique de Notre-Dame de Sénanque est heureuse de vous accueillir pour un temps de retraite à l’Abbaye.

Le Frère Hôtelier se tient à votre disposition pour organiser au mieux votre séjour.

Renseignements sur les retraites à Sénanque

Retraites à thèmes 

Les Frères de Sénanque organisent régulièrement des week-end d’initiation à la Lectio Divina ( lecture priée de la Sainte Écriture ).

Les places sont limitées, aussi nous vous remercions de prévoir une réservation sitôt les dates connues.

 

EXTERIEUR

History of the abbey

The abbey of Senanque is founded the 9th of the Calends of July 1148 (23th of June) by Cistercian monks from Mazan in Ardeche. Our Lady of Senanque is the fourth Cistercian abbey founded in Provence, after Le Thoronet, Aiguebelle and Silvacane.

Abbaye de Sénanque - Vue de Coupe

(c) Corinne Brisbois

 

Community

As 900 years ago, the Abbey shelters a community of Cistercian monks who lived according to the rule of Saint Benedict.

Seven times per day, the community gathers together in the abbey church to pray.

Visits of the Notre-Dame of Sénanque Abbey

Situated, since the 12th century, deep in its Provençal valley, the Abbey of Sénanque is one of the most pure examples of the primitive Cistercian architecture.

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