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Abbaye Sainte-Madeleine
Food store
Le Barroux

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Phone Number: +33 4 90 62 56 31
Address: 1201 Chemin des Rabassi?s
Le Barroux, Provence, 84330
Country: France

The Abbaye Sainte-Madeleine Benedictine monastery, which was built in the 1970s is renowned for the monks’ daily Gregorian chants.
The monks make delicious bread too and also sell their own olive oil, wine, jams, and other products, as well as food and wine made in other monasteries. It’s well worth a visit for the bread as well as to marvel at the achievement of building a monastery in recent times that has a sense of being there for hundreds of years.
You may need to make an initial visit to find out on what days the bread will be available while you are there. A timetable is published at the start of each week. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 2:30pm are good times though.
To find the abbaye, drive to Le Barroux and then take the road that skirts the northern edge of the village (i.e. don’t turn up to go to ‘Le Village’ - keep driving as if to get round the back of the Chateau. You’ll come to a T bend with a sign post to the Abbaye Sainte-Madeleine pointing left. From that point, just follow the signs.
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