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 English language brochure to help. It is a serene and tranquil place which was enhanced... 更多
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.
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 Gothic cathedrals were built. Each stone was cut with considerable care and with the way... 更多
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 them.
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. Not to be missed is the 1914-18 war memorial, a particularly stunning work by Belgian... 更多
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 our seven year old and she enjoyed learning about monastic life; especially via the stained... 更多
Silvacane Abbey is one of the three Cistercian abbeys in Provence, called 'the three sisters of Province'. The others being Sénanque Abbey and Le Thoronet Abbey. Although perhaps not in such an idyllic location as Sénanque Abbey, Silvacane is nonetheless a beautiful complex of buildings with restoration work only beginning in earnest in the 1990s. Unfortunately, we arrived when a... 更多
A starkly simple Cistercian abbey that is just beautiful. The setting is peaceful and the abbey blends into the countryside.... 更多