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The Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque is a lovely medieval Cistercian abbey that is one of the best places to see Provence's famed lavender fields. It is founded in 1148 and once again populated by Cistercian monks. It is located in a wild valley just north of Gordes. The drive from Gordes to the monastery is beautiful.

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Taken on July 7, 2009