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I was about to strangle the guide....

... when she started to sing. What an unforgettable sound! The only reason for these 5 stars... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2020
Jurgen B
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Brussels, Belgium
Interesting Cistercian abbey from 1100-1200 century

The Cistercian abbey in Thoronet is interesting to visit, because there is a lot left from the... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2019
InaMariaBarbara
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 26 June 2020

... when she started to sing. What an unforgettable sound! The only reason for these 5 stars. Otherwise it would have been 3 or 4: a very nice monastery but an extremely annoying guide because she let the visitors guess the whole time about anything she wanted to "tell". And of course in every group you have some elderly people who want to show off their knowledge, but often they miss, so the play of guessing is endless.

Date of experience: June 2020
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Reviewed 10 November 2019 via mobile

The Cistercian abbey in Thoronet is interesting to visit, because there is a lot left from the time, when the monks lived there. The Church is interesting, not changed a lot from The period. Notice The two Doors in The back. No center door, but a door for The Munks, and a door for The servants.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank InaMariaBarbara
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Reviewed 8 September 2019

This abbey is well preserved and very simple - like it was meant to be.It is the sister abbey to Silvacane and Senanque and the building process of this abbey begun already in the 12th century, so that itself is pretty amazing...It was beautiful in its own way, but still we were not so impressed, but... I do understand if somebody is totally amazed by this place/building. Not us.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 7 July 2019

A pleasant and impressive immersion in architectural history. A good display of literature at the local shop.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Alexandru-Talmazan
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

It's well worth while driving up the long road and then walking from the car park to find this monastic gem. The Cistercian Order built their abbeys in secluded places, away from the temptation of the towns. This is a perfect example. The church, cloisters and chapter house are beautifully preserved but are very plain, as the Cistercians did not approve of unnecessary ornamentation or stained glass. But the architecture is magnificent, and the octagonal monks' washroom (think Moaning Myrtle's bathroom in the Harry Potter films) is amazing!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert S
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