A Cistercian monastery since 1148
Snug in the valley’s hollow, the Sénanque Abbey remains one of the purest examples of Cistercian architecture.
A community of Cistercian monks still lives there today.
The 12th century building is open for guided tours: abbey church, cloister, dormitory, calefactory (or warming room), and chapter house.
The monks cultivate lavandin at the Sénanque Abbey since the end of the 1960s.
It adheres to the spirit of Saint Benedict's Rule, "they will only truly be monks when they live from the work of their own hands."