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Address: Btwn Draguignan and Brignolesb, 83340 Le Thoronet, France
Phone Number: +33 4 94 60 43 90
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Description: The Abbaye du Thoronet was built at the end of the 12th century. It is one...
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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Cute and quiet I enjoyed the calm and clean hotel. The swimming pool is gorgeous . They have nice elegant restaurant with a direct view on the pool. The staff is friendly They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Cute and quiet I enjoyed the calm and clean hotel. The swimming pool is gorgeous . They have nice elegant restaurant with a direct view on the pool. The staff is friendly They don't have an opulent breakfast but just good enough to start your day, I did enjoy it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Old cisterscienzer Abbey, one of the most beautiful of France. When we were there it was very quiet and only some people, so that gave us the opportunity to see everything

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

In the middle of nowhere, but well worth the drive - wonderfully preserved Romanesque architecture, superb acoustics in the chapel (if you're lucky, one of the local guides will sing for you), serene and peaceful setting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Interesting and calm place to visit. Not all that much to see for small kids. There is a sad undertone due to the fact that the monastery was abandoned and no longer functions as a monastery. The place looks robbed of its life. One can shoot some wonderful photos here.

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Velm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Nice quiet place to visit,not realy big,but nice buildings and grounds to wander around.peacefull attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The three are, Silvercane, Senanque and Thoronet, they are different and all special. This abbey is simple, serene and has a beautiful cloister with poppies and lilies.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Well worth the drive. The abbey itself was very peaceful and meditative, and refreshingly cool in the 37 centigrade heat

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A simple enough tour will take you less than an hour. I did wish there were signs thoughout the abbey explIning the purpose of each room.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Visited when on a cycling holiday. Built between 1160 &1190 this is the oldest of the 3 Cistercian Abbeys in Provence. The day we visited was very quiet, enjoyed our visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Charming and interesting place to be seen. I suggest to go well before the closing time because the visit takes a while and the personell starts to close the doors of the site 30/20 minutes before,

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Address: Btwn Draguignan and Brignolesb, 83340 Le Thoronet, France
Phone Number: +33 4 94 60 43 90
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Var  >  Le Thoronet

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