The Good Life France Magazine




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Issue No. 19

Delicious sunshine cocktails and scrumptious recipes, brilliant features and tons of information and gorgeous photos to inspire your visits. The secret life of castles in Burgundy, the Abbey of Senanque in Provence, Sainte-Denis, Lourdes, Calvados in Normandy, Paris, Grenoble and more...

Tours of the abbey are

Tours of the abbey are offered year-round, but hours vary - check the website for specific times. Individuals who wish to tour the abbey without a guide are admitted in the morning. One-hour guided group tours are offered in French throughout the day. When I joined a guided tour, I let the guide know that my French was not great. She kindly spoke more slowly and enunciated clearly, allowing me to understand much of what she said. If you are lucky enough to visit the Abbaye de Sénanque when the lavender fields bloom - between late June and early- August - the colors of the blue sky, pale gray stone, green leaves, and purple flowers are guaranteed to enchant. There is no better place to enjoy the lavender fields of Provence. But do take time to step inside the abbey to view another world—one of silence, monochromatic splendor, and the presence of la vrai Lumière. (www.senanque.fr) Click here to read about the best places to see the lavender in Provence and how to avoid the crowds