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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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Skip the Line Ticket: Abbey of Thoronet in Provence
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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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"beautiful setting"
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"worth the trip"
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"monastic life"
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"amazing acoustics"
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"thousand years"
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"concert"
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"forest"
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"abbaye"
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"beauty"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the audio tour €3 per person and it was worth it. The place is lovely and you learn about monastic life and culture. The church and many of the buildings are absolute works of art. Well worth a visit.

Thank CMChang
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An ancient Cistercian abbey, the visit of which would agreeably fill a spare 45 minutes or so. Somewhat incongruously we found an exhibition of modern artwork in the dormitory, but that can be excused. The visit was made all the more interesting and understandable by...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The audiotour in English is worthwhile if that is your native language. The discussion of the architecture was very interesting and informative, and the site is lovely.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is worth to visit: the buildings are very well conserved. It was a nice experience and I would recommend to visit.

Thank GuyCau
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the abbaye the second week of July in the morning and to our surprise, it was really not crowded (max 25 persons). There are guided tours that are probably worthwhile but as we visited with our kids of 4 & 6 we decided...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

This old abbaye dates back more than thousand years. It is fairly well preserved and further also nicely restored. It is hidden just outside the small village of Thoronet in the woods and hillsides. There is a fine and free parking in the woods opposite...More

Thank Lynge T
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We attended here on a rainy April day, but this didn’t dampen our interest in a truly fascinating and ancient monument which has stood there for nearly 840 years. The abbey itself is simple on the inside but we were lucky enough to hear an...More

Thank Jimanybo
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

This is a must visit site if you are anywhere near Le Thoronet The abbey and cloisters are stunning and the other buildings very interesting . If you are lucky someone will demonstrate the amazing acoustics in the Nave .

Thank Christopher K
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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
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Reviewed 21 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
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