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Abbey of Thoronet

Btwn Draguignan and Brignolesb, 83340 Le Thoronet, France
+33 4 94 60 43 90
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The Abbaye du Thoronet was built at the end of the 12th century. It is one of the "Three Sisters of Provence" (with Senanque and Silvacane Abbeys) and one of the finest examples of Cistercian architecture. The whole monastery is a forceful expression of the simplicity and precision of the order of Saint Bernard. Open: > 1st April to 30th September: from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. (Sundays: from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.). > 1st October to 31st March: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Sundays: from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.). Closed: > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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Btwn Draguignan and Brignolesb, 83340 Le Thoronet, France
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We spent a lovely couple of hours walking around and soaking up the peace and serenity of this wonderful place. Even in August with people around you could enjoy a walk and find quiet corners. 8 euros to get in, free for students from EU....More

Thank Angela J
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Really enjoyed a trip here as part of visiting the area and it's vineyards. You don't need too long, it's not that big but lovely just to wander around the buildings that remain.

Thank Martyjojo
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Minimalist architecture centuries before Mies, this place is truly stunning in its serene beauty. BEautiful setting too!

Thank mvzg
Reviewed 20 July 2017

interesting and beautiful monument with good bookstore and information. Worth the trip. Often concerts in the abbey.

1  Thank claireschmid
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We visited on Sunday during their morning hours. There is a small free guide that describes the buildings in multiple languages. A fascinating film in the cellar is only in French, so not accessible given my limited French, but the visuals were fascinating. If you...More

Thank 29Julie
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This Cistercian abbey has simplicity that is powerful yet soothing. The cloisters are stunning. And in June it was relatively uncrowded on a week day.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We visited the Abbey when they had an evening with a bag pipe is't playing Majestic and the acoustics of the Abbey - sublime The cloisters and the Abbey is a must to visit. ENJOY

Thank MH280862
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Deep in the forests of Var is this historic gem, awell preserved cistercien Abbey built in the 12th century. The site is beautifully restored, and a visit gives a great opportunity to learn about how monks lived a thousand years ago.

Thank Retired_Stockevik
Reviewed 2 March 2017

you can really feel history when you walk through the beautiful buildings. Would love to have the chance to take part in a service in the very nice church on sundays.

Thank Niels T
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A must see, beautiful place so peaceful and picturesque couldn't put my camera down it was 7.50 euros but worth it, check times before visiting or you will be disappointed.

Thank Michelle M
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