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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...more
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Btwn Draguignan and Brignolesb, 83340 Le Thoronet, France
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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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Went to see the abbey and checked the home page in advance (see picture) to check opening hours. The home page stated it was open. It was, however, closed - for a full month; only shown on some handwritten posters at the site. We were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christensen25
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We had been told about this Abbaye by friends and it did not disappoint. Buried in woods it seems (and is!) miles from anywhere. The entrance is a converted monastic building where there is a shop and ticket office but once through that you can...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael W
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This site is up there with the best. The architecture is second to none on a world heritage level and as a cultural centre, each of my three visits to their exhibits have been an equally enlightening experience.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ougla
Reviewed 15 August 2018

From historic perspective interesting to read about the monks that lived here. We rather quickly walked through the abbey and the garden and then back to the car for other adventures.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Edward d
Reviewed 5 August 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CMChang
Reviewed 25 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GuyCau
Reviewed 15 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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