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“A Walk in the Past.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Abbey of Thoronet

Abbey of Thoronet
Btwn Draguignan and Brignolesb, 83340 Le Thoronet, France
+33 4 94 60 43 90
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: 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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“A Walk in the Past.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour of this Cistercian abbey. It is an exceptional example of the way the monks lived in the twelfth and early thirteenth centuries. It is not adorned with various decorations but has a beautiful simplicity showing how the monks must have lived. Our young grandchildren even enjoyed the walk in the past. It is well worth a visit if you are near the towns of Lorgues and Draguignan in the Department of Var area. There is a winery near the abby to visit also.

Visited August 2011
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