Dreaming of visiting the Luberon hill of Provence ? Then certainly have a stop in the village of Gordes to visit the Abbey of Senanque ! Head to Gordes, one of the most beautiful villages of France, entirely built in dry stones and take the opportunity to admire the stunning Abbey ! The most beautiful period is when the lavender fields surrounding the Abbey are in bloom ! Centuries old, the Abbey is accommodating monks who grow lavender and tend honey bees for their livelihood It is possible for individuals to ask for an arrangement to stay at the Abbey for spiritual retreat. From June 15th to July 15th several tours from Avignon include a photo stop at Senanque in front of the lavender fields. If there is one place you should not miss in Provence during lavender blooming it is the Senanque Abbey ! You will smell the lavender and be able to admire this cisterian Abbey dating from the 12th century ! The views on the road to the abbey are amazing ! Visit as well the bookshop and taste their lavender honey !