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Photo of Senanque Abbey

Chevet from North

View of the chevet (apse with flanking apsidoles) across a wheat field from the north. Nestled in a valley in Provence famed for its lavender fields, the Cistercian Abbey of Senanque was founded in 1148. The austere and harmonious church, built in the Romanesque style, was consecrated in 1178.

Photo © David Joyal.

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