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The Luberon’s L’Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe:

Last time on our tour of the Luberon’s perched villages we visited Lacoste and Ménerbes, maybe you missed our next two stops? The mystical ghost town, Oppède-le-Vieux and Gordes, perhaps the Luberon’s most magnificent perched village.

From Gordes, the next stop has to be L’Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque,

…Continue reading here to find out why Caroline suggests that you should add this Cistercian abbey to your Provence itinerary. When the lavender blooms it can be very crowded in the parking lot and on the access road. When you go to l’Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque make sure to buy some lavender and or honey products, these support the monks who live at the abbey. Thanks to Caroline and several other contributors there are several Luberon touring ideas.


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Caroline Longstaffe

A traveller at heart, Caroline says she was most probably born under a wandering star. This English girl lives in California, but has a soft spot for France. After living in Provence for 18 months, she admits that she is now torn between the towns of Uzes and Lourmarin - she cannot decide which is her favourite. During her stay in Provence, Caroline launched her blog Shutters and Sunflowers. Her blog is about passion, about living the journey not waiting to get to the destination.


  1. Tom McLaughlin
    May 30, 2021 at 6:49 am — Reply

    Caroline – I’m trying to find products from the L’Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque do you know of a website that will ship their products to the USA?

    Thanks – Tom

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