RD 561
Avenue Silvacane

13640 La Roque d'Anthéron

  • Phone : 04 42 50 41 69
  • Fax : 04 42 50 53 19

"This fine stone abbey is located in Roque d'Anthéron, on the banks of Durance river. Built in the 11th century in the marshes (hence its name ""Sylva cana"" meaning reed forest), Silvacane is a pure example of medieval Cistercian architecture, and presented as one of Provence's three ""sister"" abbeys, alongside Sénanque and Thoronet.
Visitors to this tranquil place of worship, offering clever contrasts of light and shade, are welcomed by a serenely austere atmosphere and simple stone lines - the abbey is unfettered with furniture or paintings. Points of special interest include the church, cloister and refectory. Its marvellous acoustics led the abbey to become the venue for Roque d'Anthéron's prestigious international music festival.


Accessible for disabled

Confort & services

  • Visite guidée
  • Concerts


  • Entrée from 0 €

Opening dates

Open all year

Open on : from Tuesday to Sunday from 10h to 13h and from 14h to 17h, from 1st October 2014 to 31 December 2014

Open on : from Monday to Sunday from 10h to 18h, from 28 May 2014 to 30 September 2014

Conditions of access


Motorway exit
National Road
secondary road

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