Abbaye de la Sénanque

Hidden away in a lavender filled valley, the Abbaye de la Sénanque which is one of only three Cistercian Monasteries in Provence.  Built in the 12th century this monastery amongst the lavender fields is a dramatic sight, not too far from Gordes. A small number of monks occupy the monastery which carries an exhibition of the monk’s way of life and periodic performances of Gregorian chants in the church, which exemplifies the purity and clarity of the acoustics in this extraordinary building.