Visits of the Abbey

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Located deep in its Provençal valley, the Abbey of Sénanque is one of the most pure examples of the primitive Cistercian architecture. Just like during the 12th century, a community of Cistercians monks is currently living in the Abbey of Sénanque, still following the rule of Saint Benedict.

In a spirit of sharing, the monks chose to open of the abbey to visitors.

During the tours, the monks stay into the monastic enclosure where they keep praying; that is why they ask you to respect the atmosphere of silence and contemplation.

Have a nice visit!

Discover the Abbey

The visit allow you to see the ancient dormitory, the cloister, the warming room and the chapter house, built during the 12th and 13th centuries.

Visiting tours

Guided tour schedule

From monday to saturday : 09:40, 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 4:30 pm and 05:00 pm

Sunday : 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 4:30 pm and 05:00 pm

The one-hour visit is led by a tour guide. Visit in French.

Places are limited on visit, so we recommend an online reservation.

Schedules of unguided tours

From Monday to saturday : From 09:30 am to 11:00 am and from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sunday : From 01:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The HistoPad is available in 10 languages (English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, Polish and Portuguese).

Download your brochure

You will find below the visit documentation available in 8 different languages.
This leaflet will allow you to learn a little more about the Abbey during your visit.

Visiting tours

Guided tour schedule

From monday to saturday : 09:40, 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 4:30 pm and 05:00 pm

Sunday : 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 4:30 pm and 05:00 pm

The one-hour visit is led by a tour guide. Visit in French.

Places are limited on visit, so we recommend an online reservation.

Schedules of unguided tours

From Monday to saturday : From 09:30 am to 11:00 am and from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sunday : From 01:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The HistoPad is available in 10 languages (English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, Polish and Portuguese).

Download your brochure

You will find below the visit documentation available in 8 different languages.
This leaflet will allow you to learn a little more about the Abbey during your visit.

Visits Rated

  • Adult : 8 €
  • Free visit with the Histopad : 8,50 €
  • Student (from 18 to 25 years old, on presentation of the card) : 6 €
  • Child (from 6 to 17 years old): 4 €, free from the 3rd child under 18 years old with his/her parents.
  • Free for child under 6, for guides (on presentation of the card), for priests and for members of a religious order.

From April to September
– Package of 20 visitors + the guide of the abbey : 145€
– Package of 20 visitors + your own professional guide : 105€
– Additional visitor : 6.50 € – Maximum 50 persons per group – Visits in French, English and Spanish

From October to March
– Package of 15 visitors + the guide of the abbey : 105€
– Package of 15 visitors + your own professional guide : 65€
– Additional visitor : 6€ – Maximum 50 persons per group – Visits in French, English and Spanish

Down payment of the package on booking, 60 days maximum before the visit – Additional tickets the day of the visit or with voucher and invoice – By bank transfer or credit card
Cancellation:
– 15 days before the visit, refund at 100 %
– special cases : contact us

Rates for a school group : 120€
Group of 30 students under 18 years old maximum and 5 adults – Additional adult : 6,50€

Down payment of the package on booking, 60 days maximum before the visit – Additional tickets the day of the visit or with voucher and invoice – By bank transfer or credit card
Cancellation:
– 15 days before the visit, refund at 100 %
– special cases : contact us

Useful informations

Access

The Abbey of Sénanque is a place of a monastic life : it’s important to respect the spirit of silence and prayers. Proper dress code is required.

Seeing as there are many stairs in the medieval abbey, the access for disabled persons is particularly difficult and impossible with a wheelchair. The community of the monks of Sénanque undertakes a program of restoration to make the abbey accessible to disabled persons.

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

Shooting informations

Photos for personal use, without tripod, are allowed even during the visits.
Photos or videos shooting with models, extras or professional equipment (tripod, lightning, etc.) are forbidden inside and outside of the abbey.
No photo, no video, no sound recording during the services.

The access to the lavender fields is forbidden in order to preserve the harvest of the monks of Sénanque.

Every commercial use of the image or the name of the Abbey of Sénanque is strictly forbidden.

The drone’s overflights are strictly forbidden in the valley and over the abbey.

Useful informations

Access

The Abbey of Sénanque is a place of a monastic life : it’s important to respect the spirit of silence and prayers. Proper dress code is required.

Seeing as there are many stairs in the medieval abbey, the access for disabled persons is particularly difficult and impossible with a wheelchair. The community of the monks of Sénanque undertakes a program of restoration to make the abbey accessible to disabled persons.

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

Shooting informations

Photos for personal use, without tripod, are allowed even during the visits.
Photos or videos shooting with models, extras or professional equipment (tripod, lightning, etc.) are forbidden inside and outside of the abbey.
No photo, no video, no sound recording during the services.

The access to the lavender fields is forbidden in order to preserve the harvest of the monks of Sénanque.

Every commercial use of the image or the name of the Abbey of Sénanque is strictly forbidden.

The drone’s overflights are strictly forbidden in the valley and over the abbey.