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The abbey of Silvacane (La Roque-d' Anthéron, Bouches-du-Rhône) is with Senanque and Le Thoronet known as "the three sisters of Provence". They are prime examples of 12th-13th century Cistercian architecture. While the first Cistercian monks arrived and began cultivating the area around 1144, the church was built between 1175 and 1230. The glory days of the abbey as an economical and spiritual centre were shortlived and decline began at the end of the 13th century.
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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Churches
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Keywords:Bouches-du-Rhône, France, Lubéron, Provence, Silvacane, Silvacane abbey, abbaye, abbaye de Silvacane, church, cistercian, cloister, medieval architecture, monasteries, monks, romanesque architecture