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 3rd of November 2019 until the 31st of March
The monastic shop is open from 10:00 to 17:00. On Sundays, from 14:00 to 17:00
Guided tours in French during 1 hour :
- From Monday to Saturday : 10:30, 13, 14:15 and 15:30
- Sundays and the 1st November : 14:15 and 15:30
Unguided Tours with HistoPad
- From Monday to Saturday : from 10:00 to 11:00
- On Sunday : no visit with HistoPad
On Sundays : no tours the morning, Mass at 10:00 in the winter chapel of the monastery.
Closed all day the 25th of December, the 1st of January, the 15th and the 16th of January
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.
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.
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.
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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.