Apse from North
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Apse from North

Glimpse of the apse and tower of the abbey church from across lavender fields to the north. Nestled in a valley in Provence, the Cistercian Abbey of Senanque was founded in 1148. The austere and harmonious church, built in the Romanesque style, was consecrated in 1178.