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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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grand place with historic relevance

interesting and beautiful monument with good bookstore and information. Worth the trip. Often... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Well restored, worth a stop

We visited on Sunday during their morning hours. There is a small free guide that describes the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“car park” (3 reviews)
Btwn Draguignan and Brignolesb, 83340 Le Thoronet, France
+33 4 94 60 43 90
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank claireschmid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Went on a last minute decision,worth a visit. Very well organised, very National Trust, with the gift shop etc. What did it for me was the acoustics in the main part of the Abbey, where we were treated to a Gregorian chant by a member...More

2  Thank Fattybagpuss
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The Abbey itself is as lovely as we expected (other than the parched grounds). Very tranquil, friendly place. But the real treat was the concert rehearsal we were lucky enough to happen upon. It was one of the most unexpected, surprisingly moving experiences that I've...More

Thank therealmissrita
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Check opening and closing times before you set out. They say they close at 6.30 pm but we, and another family, were turned away at 5.55 pm despite having checked on their website first.

1  Thank PoppyBelfast
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