Lavender abbey

On our way back from Gordes we decided to take a quick stop in Abbaya de Senanque. We are tempted by only one view - small lavender field with the Cistercians monastery located on it's end. It seems it's not only us cause parking is full with cars and everybody goes there just to take this one picture. Cistercians moved into this temple long, long time ago in XII century and despite turbulent history they are here until today.
Abbaya de Senanque
First lavender field can be noticed already from the car and then closer when you park and start to walk into the direction of the abbey
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This is the shot we came here to take
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Ania in Lavender
Some selected fields you can walk into like this
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Ania in Lavender
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And one more time
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First monastery fall down after the religious wars and the French Revolution
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Cistercians came back in the second half of XIX century and then later in 1988
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Little garden in the back
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If one wants there is also a hotel and you can sleep a night in here...
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Or you just can take the service
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On our way back from Gordes we decided to take a quick stop in Abbaye de Senanque. We are tempted by only one view – small lavender field with the Cistercians monastery located on it’s end. It seems it’s not only us cause parking is full with cars and everybody goes there just to take this one picture. Cistercians moved into this temple long, long time ago in XII century and despite turbulent history they are here until today.

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