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Abbaye de Silvacane

route Departementale 561, 13640 La Roque-d'Antheron, France
+33 4 42 50 41 69
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Beautiful 12th C. Abbey

Our group was lucky enough to attend a Mother's Day concert held in the Abbey. The locals were out... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
emfeAthens_Georgia
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athens, georgia
Beautiful and peaceful

It is a medieval abbey ,high ceiling , quiet, great stones and big wooden doors.nice scenery. They... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Taffoolie
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Paris, France
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Silvacane Abbey a testimony to the influence of the Cistercian order all over Provence as early as the 21th century majestically stands out against the Luberon mountain. Mainly Roman in its features, its pure lines, its balanced volume and proportions make a place of calmness and enlightenment of it. While wandering under the high stone vaults, you will be able to discover the varied rooms which are part of a Cistercian abbey: the church, the dormitory, the cloister, the chapter house, the boiler room … A leaflet translated into several languages is available, and audio-guide in French and English. The Abbey’s shop and bookshop offer a large range of various items such as books, calligraphy caskets, CDs, jewellery, essential oil, soap, honey, herbal tea, and products of the land...
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“Beautiful 12th C. Abbey”
20 Jun 2017
“Beautiful and peaceful”
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route Departementale 561, 13640 La Roque-d'Antheron, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group was lucky enough to attend a Mother's Day concert held in the Abbey. The locals were out in full and the response to the choir was very enthusiastic. The Abbey is no longer used for religious purposes but it was a lovely setting...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

It is a medieval abbey ,high ceiling , quiet, great stones and big wooden doors.nice scenery. They have many concerts here which i think it worth going. Unfortunately there were. Non while we were there . It is simple and sooo beautiful.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

A starkly simple Cistercian abbey that is just beautiful. The setting is peaceful and the abbey blends into the countryside. Inside you see the outstanding stonework and marvellous proportions of the construction done during the 12C! The Cistercian order of St Benedict adhered to the...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Known as one of the "Three Sisters" abbeys, this is no longer used for religious purposes so there is no dress code as there is at Senanque and you can take all the photos/videos you want. The tour is self guided and we had an...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Very quiet place (we were here in high season around lunch time, only 6-7 other people around) that respires atmosphere of an antique, religeous place.

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

One of three Cistercian abbeys in Provence, this abbey is a structure which provides an example of an architecture in whose beauty is defined by its simplicity and starkness. The church was constructed in Romanesque style between 1175 and 1220, during the time when great...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2015

Fabulous pianism in an exquisite setting as part of the 35th International Festival of the Piano at La Roque D'Antheron.

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Reviewed 20 October 2015

One of the region's 3 most famous cistercian abbeys. Personally I prefer Senanque and Thoronet, but Silvacane is another example of the simplistic beauty of these austere monumental buildings. Each one instils calm, peace and tranquility and one doesn't have to be religious to appreciate...More

Thank Karl M
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

La Roque d'Anthéron is famous for its music recitals held in the beautiful, austere and tranquil Cistercian Abbaye de Silvacane which has however some modern art. The town itself, on a grid pattern, has a particularly atmospheric square where the former Mairie will be found....More

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

Tranquille, spirituelle et surtout belle. A wonderful sanctuary to visit, where the monastic life is evoked as you walk around through wonderful music. You will feel a sense of peace and can enjoy this abbey, even if French is not your first language. We took...More

Thank mx6
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