Jardin de l'abbaye de Valsaintes

The tourist service at Simiane-la-Rotonde :

A timeless stroll…in a garden like no other!
Visit the church and the garden "remarkable" composed of more than 550 varieties of roses, a dry garden and a vegetable garden in permaculture. Guided tours of the garden / history and Gregorian chant
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At 600m above sea level, in the center of a vast natural cup called from the highest antiquity "Valley of Absinthe" dominates a sacred land from Prehistory to the present day. On this sandstone promontory runs the Cistercian Abbey of Valsaintes in which monks lived from the twelfth century until the French Revolution. All around a unique garden flourishes with the label "Jardin Remarquable" awarded by the French Ministry of Culture.
At the rhythm of the terraces, you can stroll among rich floral spaces of 550 varieties of roses associated with a spontaneous or introduced flora. You will walk on "The Way of the Roses" chronological journey of the history of the rose. You will meet a dry garden with 350 species and varieties of plants adapted to drought and cold and a vegetable garden in permaculture. The abbey church of the seventeenth, fully restored, can be visited at the turn of the garden.
We offer several formulas to discover the garden (program on our website):
Historical and garden guided tours
Theme day: dry garden, permaculture etc.
Internships: gardening
Children's entertainment (Wednesdays out of season) July August every day except Sunday.
From Wednesday to Sunday : guided tour at 3 pm.
Gregorian chant in the church.

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  • Picnic area
  • Car park
  • Restaurant
  • Entertainments room
  • Film room
  • Meeting room
  • Coach parking


  • Pets welcome
  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Room hire
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Restaurant
  • Guided tours
  • Online shop

Dates and times

From 01/04 to 30/04/2022, daily between 1.30 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/05 to 30/09/2022, daily between 10 am and 7 pm.

From 01/10 to 31/10/2022, daily between 1.30 pm and 6 pm.

From 02/11 to 11/12/2022 between 1.30 pm and 5 pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Means of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash


Full price: 8 €
Reduced price: 4 €
Child: 4 €.

Free entry for children < 12 years.

New prices: Joint ticket: entrance ticket to the garden + entrance ticket to the Medieval Castle of Simiane-la-Rotonde. Adults €10. Children: €5.5.

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French


Jardin de l'abbaye de Valsaintes
Abbaye de Valsaintes
04150 Simiane-la-Rotonde
Phone : Show number 04 92 75 94 19
E-Mail :
Website :
Facebook :


Longitude : 5.591665
Latitude : 43.957575

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Included in the Vaucluse Provence Pass


Longitude : 5.591665

Latitude : 43.957575