We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Abbaye de Silvacane

route Departementale 561, 13640 La Roque-d'Antheron, France
+33 4 42 50 41 69
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Stark simplicity.

A starkly simple Cistercian abbey that is just beautiful. The setting is peaceful and the abbey... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
A R H
,
Charleston, South Carolina
A Cistercian Abbey

Known as one of the "Three Sisters" abbeys, this is no longer used for religious purposes so there... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
spaqueen_9
,
Charleston, South Carolina
via mobile
Read all 163 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“abbey” (6 reviews)
“simplicity” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:45
LOCATION
route Departementale 561, 13640 La Roque-d'Antheron, France
CONTACT
Website
+33 4 42 50 41 69
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
Reviews (163)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 163 reviews

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

Thank A R H
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

Thank spaqueen_9
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.

Thank Sabine_and_Wouter
Reviewed 17 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

Thank PepperNewJersey
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.

Thank smudgepots
Reviewed 19 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
Reviewed 15 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
Reviewed 6 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
Reviewed 26 June 2015

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...More

1  Thank DGarethOwen
Reviewed 12 June 2014

This place deserves a visit. A beautiful and peaceful abbey near Aix-en-Provence, with a nice green area in front of it. It's a short and pleasent visit.

Thank Acboronat
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
L'Auberge du Castellas
433 reviews
2.09 km away
Au Moulin Gourmand
199 reviews
3.54 km away
Le Bocage
200 reviews
2.13 km away
Le Dix'vin
219 reviews
3.44 km away
Nearby Attractions
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
126 reviews
4.82 km away
Chateau de Lourmarin
380 reviews
5.52 km away
La Biscuiterie de Rognes
11 reviews
6.17 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
c013
peut-on profiter de cette visite avec une personne en fauteuil roulant ?
7 August 2016|
Answer
Response from Abbaye D |
Bonjour, l'accès en fauteuil roulant est compliqué mais néanmoins pas impossible. L’accès au monument se fait par un chemin en gravier. Une fois dans l'abbaye, des rampes d'accès sont mises à votre disposition pour l'accès... More
1
Vote
Google Translation
c013
peut-on profiter de cette visite paisible avec une personne en fauteuil roulant? merci.
7 August 2016|
What is your answer?
Posting guidelines
Submit