Notre-Dame de Senanque abbey is still occupied by a community of Cistercian monks.
They are happy to welcome you…
Services celebrated by the monks are open to the public. They take place
in the church or in the chapel: please, get information on arrival in the
Thank you for respecting the prayers and the climate of meditation: do
not go in or out during the celebrations. No photos, no videos, no recordings.
No visits during the services. Proper dress code and behaviour.
For those who want, the church is open all day for silent prayer.
At the moment, the service of none at 14:30 is not open to public.
From the 1st of February to the 12th of November 2017 included: - 10:00 to 18:00 from Monday to
- 11:00 to 18:00 on Sundays and
Catholic feasts (the 1st of November 2017)
From the 13rd of November 2017 to the 7thof January 2018 included:
- 10:00 to 17:00 from Monday to Saturday
- 11:00 to 17:00 on Sundays
bookshop is closed the 10th of November, the 28th of November, the 25th of December
(Christmas) and the 1st of January.
de Senanque Abbey is still a Cistercian monastery, since 1148, and not a museum
or a tourist site. It’s allowed to walk around the valley and the abbey. The
community of the monks gives you the opportunity to follow a guided tour, in
French only, inside the 12th century buildings: you can see the church, the
cloister, the chapter-hall, the warming room and the ancient dormitory.
dress code and silence are required. No cyclist gear.
- Until the 12th of November 2017 : between 9:45 to 11:30 (last tickets at 11:00), except on Sundays and the 1st of November
- From the 13th of November 2017 to the 7th of January 2018 :
° between 10:00 and 11:30 (last tickets at 11:00), except on Sundays morning
° from 14:15 and 17:00 (last tickets at 16:30)
Closed the 10th of November, the 28th of November, the 25th of December and the 1st of January
For individuals only. Silence is required. Visitors
can get information in a brochure translated into 9 languages (French, English,
German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese and Chinese).