The Notre-Dame de Bon Secours abbey of Blauvac is an active abbey of the Trappistine nuns founded in 1834 in the current commune of Blauvac, in the department of Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France.

The history of the origins of the abbey is linked to the French Revolution. In 1790, the Constituent Assembly prohibited religious vows; Sensing the persecutions to come, Augustin de Lestrange founded two monasteries in Switzerland, one for men (La Valsainte in the canton of Fribourg), then one for women (at Sembrancher in the canton of Valais). But the invasion of Switzerland by France in 1797-1798 forced the monks to flee further, to Russia and Prussia. At the Restoration, the religious returned to France; most of the houses having been sold and even often destroyed.

At the beginning of the 21st century, the community had 18 sisters of several nationalities. The first church, presenting construction defects, had to be rebuilt; it was consecrated on September 23, 2006 in the presence of Mgr Cattenoz, bishop of Avignon and Mgr Guillaume, bishop emeritus of Saint-Dié.

Address: 994 route de Saint Estève, 84570 Blauvac, France

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Shortest distances by car

From Paris: 6 hr 34 min (704 km) via A6 and A7

From Marseille: 1 hr 30 min (129 km) via A7

From Nice: 2 hr 55 min (288 km) via A8

From Toulouse: 3 hr 44 min (374 km) via A61 and A9

From Monaco: 3 hr 11 min (310 km) via A8

From Andorra: 5 hr 29 min (501 km) via A9

From Madrid: 10 hr 2 min (1,076 km) via A-2

From Moscow: 34 hr (3,212 km) via E30/M1

From Belgrade: 15 hr 31 min (1,468 km) via E70 and A4

From Istanbul: 26 hr (2,584 km) via E70

From Bern: 5 hr 16 min (545 km) via A1

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